Project description

Subject: Theoretical physics.

The dark matter and dark energy constitute 95 % of the content of the Universe, yet their nature is as yet unidentified. In this project, the student will work on these problems. Regarding the dark matter, the student will work to propose novel detection ideas, and will also work to understand theoretical interpretation of existing experiments. Several experiments have seen anomalous results and the question is whether the dark matter has already been detected. In addition, Weakly Interacting Massive Particles, among the best candidates for dark matter, can power dark stars; these are stars that consist of atomic matter but are powered by dark matter, and should be seen in upcoming telescopes. The student will work on aspects of dark stars as well. Thirdly, theoretical understanding of dark energy requires new ideas and the student will work towards that goal.

Ref. No. SU FV-3008-18

Closing date: 5 November 2018

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