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High Energy Physics Seminar

Monday, October 12, 2020
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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New Physics and the Black Hole Mass Gap
Sam McDermott, Fermilab,

The LIGO/Virgo collaboration has recently announced the detection of GW190521: a heavy binary black hole merger with component masses in the "black hole mass gap," which cannot be explained by standard stellar structure theory. In this talk, I will discuss how new light particles that couple to the Standard Model can act as an additional source of energy loss in the cores of population-III stars, dramatically altering their evolution and potentially explaining GW190521. The black hole mass gap will emerge as a powerful tool for studying beyond the Standard Model particle physics.
Meeting ID: 853 4313 0214
Passcode: 474141