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The Sun and stars: Giving light to dark matter

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Casanellas,  Jordi
Astrophysical and Cosmological Relativity, AEI-Golm, MPI for Gravitational Physics, Max Planck Society;

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Casanellas, J., & Lopes, I. (2014). The Sun and stars: Giving light to dark matter. Modern Physics Letters A, (29): 1440001. doi:10.1142/S021773231440001X.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0024-7015-7
Abstract
During the last century, with the development of modern physics in such diverse fields as thermodynamics, statistical physics, and nuclear and particle physics, the basic principles of the evolution of stars have been successfully well understood. Nowadays, a precise diagnostic of the stellar interiors is possible with the new fields of helioseismology and astroseismology. Even the measurement of solar neutrino fluxes, once a problem in particle physics, is now a powerful probe of the core of the Sun. These tools have allowed the use of stars to test new physics, in particular the properties of the hypothetical particles that constitute the dark matter of the Universe. Here we present recent results obtained using this approach.