A Search for Intermediate-Mass Black Hole Dark Matter

William Dawson | 17-ERD-120

Executive Summary

We are exploring a method to identify and constrain the fraction of dark matter composed of intermediate-mass black holes and to precisely measure the mass of individual black holes in the Milky Way. This research could be applied to the characterization of satellites and debris and thus supports efforts in space surveillance and security.

Publications and Presentations

Dawson, W. A., et al. 2018. "Intermediate Mass Black Hole Microlensing in the 2020s." LLNL-PRES-744948.

Golovich, N. R. 2018. "Black Holes as Dark Matter: How New Discoveries Are Reinvigorating Old Theories." LLNL-PRES-760504.

Golovich, N. R., W. A. Dawson, and M. D. Schneider. 2018. "A Macho Re-Analysis." LLNL-PRES-744945.

Golovich, N. R., et al. 2018. "Searching for Primordial Black Hole Dark Matter in the Milky Way Halo." LLNL-POST-752646.

Street, R. A. et al. 2018. "Preparing for Galactic Science with LSST." LLNL-PROP-743298.