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Djuna Croon (TRIUMF)

Event Details

McDonald Institute Seminar Series

Location: Rm 501 Stirling Hall, Queen's University, Kingston ON

Date: February 21, 2019

Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Gravitational Waves: a new window on the Dark and Early Universe

In anticipation of the next generation of gravitational wave experiments and pulsar timing arrays, I will discuss the opportunities for phenomenological studies of particle physics beyond the Standard Model. The focus of the talk will be on gravitational waves from first order phase transitions in hidden gauge sectors. I will give a pedagogical introduction to the topic, and discuss various examples. I will also comment on thermal relics and complementary with other experiments for particular models. Time permitting, I will also discuss astrophysical sources of gravitational waves and their relation to dark matter.