Gravitational wave probes of dark matter: challenges and opportunities

Gianfranco Bertone, Djuna Croon, Mustafa A. Amin, Kimberly K. Boddy, Bradley J. Kavanagh, Katherine J. Mack, Priyamvada Natarajan, Toby Opferkuch, Katelin Schutz, Volodymyr Takhistov, Christoph Weniger, Tien-Tien Yu

SciPost Phys. Core 3, 007 (2020) · published 15 October 2020


In this white paper, we discuss the prospects for characterizing and identifying dark matter using gravitational waves, covering a wide range of dark matter candidate types and signals. We argue that present and upcoming gravitational wave probes offer unprecedented opportunities for unraveling the nature of dark matter and we identify the most urgent challenges and open problems with the aim of encouraging a strong community effort at the interface between these two exciting fields of research.

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