Snowmass2021 Cosmic Frontier White Paper: Primordial black hole dark matter

Simeon Bird, Andrea Albert, Will Dawson, Yacine Ali-Haïmoud, Adam Coogan, Alex Drlica-Wagner, Qi Feng, Derek Inman, Keisuke Inomata, Ely Kovetz, Alexander Kusenko, Benjamin V. Lehmann, Julian B. Muñoz, Rajeev Singh, Volodymyr Takhistov, Yu Dai Tsai

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Primordial Black Holes (PBHs) are a viable candidate to comprise some or all of the dark matter and provide a unique window into the high-energy physics of the early universe. This white paper discusses the scientific motivation, current status, and future reach of observational searches for PBHs. Future observational facilities supported by DOE, NSF, and NASA will provide unprecedented sensitivity to PBHs. However, devoted analysis pipelines and theoretical modeling are required to fully leverage these novel data. The search for PBHs constitutes a low-cost, high-reward science case with significant impact on the high energy physics community.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101231
JournalPhysics of the Dark Universe
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2023


  • Dark matter
  • Primordial black holes
  • Snowmass2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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