If dark matter is composed at least partially of primordial black holes (PBHs) then structure formation occurs very differently than in standard particle dark matter scenarios.  PBH binaries, halos and other structures can form at very early redshifts and the resulting nonlinear dynamics can change constraints on the abundance of PBHs.  In this talk I will describe this structure formation history using results from cosmological simulations and discuss constraints on solar mass and heavier PBHs from LIGO and the CMB.  Lastly, I will discuss how the baryons may be impacted by such nonlinear structures.


Talk Number 21060128
Speaker Profile Derek Inman
Collection Strong Gravity
Source Repository PIRSA