Sep 1 – 2, 2022
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
America/Toronto timezone

The search for new particles using black hole superradiance

Sep 1, 2022, 2:30 PM
Time Room (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)

Time Room

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics


Taillte May (Perimeter Institute)


There is theoretical motivation for particles beyond those we have so far discovered. Our observations of the universe suggest there must be some ‘dark matter’ or matter whose content we don’t understand. Bosons with very small mass (10−13eV) can form oscillating clouds around black holes. These clouds would emit gravitational waves. Here, I’ll present some developments of theoretical predictions of this gravitational wave signal. Detection of this signal would provide evidence for the existence of new particles. This kind of search is complimentary to lab experiment searches.

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