Could dark matter behave similarly to regular matter? If so, could dark matter halos collapse and form structures, like a black hole? In this work we explore the Atomic Dark Matter Model and predicting structure formation in it using simple algebra. We build on the current literature by showing that for certain values of the variables that govern dark matter interactions, we won’t be able to determine if the halo will be able to collapse using methods to track the dark matter number densities and how efficiently the halo can dispose of its initial energy.
In our latest #UndergradResearch post, Sahil Ugale investigates the rate of expansion of the universe, and specifically the Hubble Constant Tension.
In the latest of our #UndergradResearch series, discover how Yuxin Dong explores the origins of Calcium-rich transients, a peculiar type of supernovae
In the latest of our #UndergradResearch series, discover how Jada Louison used spectroscopy to analyze the host galaxy of a fast radio burst!
In the latest of our #UndergradResearch series, Storm Colloms describes digging out shrunken gravitationally-lensed gravitational waves from noisy data.
In our latest #UndergradResearch post, Marco Dalla Ca di Dio investigates how the viewing angle can affect what GRB light curves look like.