Planckian Interacting Massive Particles in the American Physical Society

March 11, 2016

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Credit: The Millennium XXV SimulationCP3-Origins scientists Martin S. Sloth and McCullen Sandora along with Mathias Garny from CERN have studied the viability of particles with a mass near the Planck scale and interacting only via gravity as dark matter, and how such particles might be detectable today. If this is the true nature of dark matter, it should be detectable as tensor modes in the cosmic microwave background, the afterimage of gravitational waves when the universe was young.

Their paper was published in Physical Review Letters and highlighted on the front page of the physics section of the Americal Physical Society.

Update: There is great international interest in the work on Planckian Interacting Dark Matter, besides being featured on the APS website, articles on the subject have appeared in American, French, English, Indian, Czech and now Danish media. An interview with Martin S. Sloth has appeared in the Danish newspaper Ingeniøren.