Data Centre for Astrophysics
Astronomy Department of the University of Geneva
ISDC Seminar

Wednesday, 28 February 2007 at 14:00

Raphael Lamon
Univ. of Ulm, Germany

Aspects of Dark Matter: Gravitinos, the CMB and new results from loop quantum gravity

Abstract. Part I: After 105-108 sec, supersymmetric particles may have decayed to gravitinos, releasing energy that distorted the CMB. The goal is to give approximate masses of supersymmetric particles determined by the constraints from COBE.

Part II: New results from Loop Quantum Gravity suggest that dark matter, inflation and particles may be illusory effects from a deeper theory. This part should be a non-technical overview of these recent results.

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