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School of Physics and Astronomy

Cosmology Seminar - Andrea Caputo (Weizmann/TAU)

21 October 2020

Time: 3:30 - 5:00pm
Speaker: Andrea Caputo (Weizmann/TAU)

Beyond the Standard Model with CMB and 21 cm data

I will introduce some well motivated Beyond The Standard Model (BSM) candidates and explain their effects on cosmological/astrophysical observables such as 21 cm and CMB data. In particular, I will first focus on Photon/ Dark Photon conversion in our inhomogeneous universe and its effect on the CMB spectrum. Then, I will add an axion-like particle to the model, which can play the role of dark matter, and investigate the effect of this extra energy injection onto the measured global 21-cm signal.