Dark matter production from two evaporating PBH distributions


2024/02/15 13:30 – 14:30


Hybrid On-site: Kenkyu-Honkan Seminar room, Online: Zoom


Dr. Arnab Chaudhuri (NAOJ)





Asuka Ito / asuka.ito-AT-kek.jp


Particulate dark matter (DM), completely isolated from the Standard Model particle sector, can be produced in the early Universe from primordial black hole (PBH) evaporation. However, big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) observations put an upper bound on the initial mass of PBH requiring the PBH to evaporate completely before the advent of BBN. DM particles in the mass range ∼(1–10^9)GeV cannot explain the observed relic abundance for an early matter dominated universe due to this BBN constraint. However, this assumes the presence of only one monochromatic PBH mass distribution in the early Universe. In this talk, we will explore the simple possibility of achieving the observed relic with DM masses from the above mentioned range for an early matter dominated era with two monochromatic evaporating PBH mass distributions and demonstrate that the fermionic DM masses consistent with BBN change slightly.

Release date 2024/03/02 Updated 2024/03/08