Exploring dark-matter candidates with continuous gravitational waves


The third observing run of advanced LIGO, Virgo and KAGRA brought unprecedented sensitivity towards a variety of quasi-monochromatic, persistent gravitational-wave signals. Continuous waves allow us to probe not just the canonical asymmetrically rotating neutron stars, but also different forms of dark matter, thus showing the wide-ranging astrophysical implications of using a relatively simple signal model. In this talk, I will summarize recent results from searches for dark matter in the form of asteroid-mass primordial black holes, dark matter clouds that could form around rotating black holes, and even dark matter that could interact with the detectors themselves.

Dr. Andrew Miller, the National Institute of Subatomic Physics (Nikhef) and Utrecht University, Netherlands
Shu Qi meeting room
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - 1:30PM to Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - 2:30PM