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Testing the Equivalence Principle for Dark Matter Using Tidal Streams. Michael Kesden, CITA Collaborator: Marc Kamionkowski, Caltech COSMO ‘06 Tahoe City, CA Thursday, September 28, 2006. What is the Dark Matter?.

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Testing the equivalence principle for dark matter using tidal streams

Testing the Equivalence Principle for Dark Matter Using Tidal Streams

Michael Kesden, CITA

Collaborator: Marc Kamionkowski, Caltech

COSMO ‘06

Tahoe City, CA

Thursday, September 28, 2006


What is the dark matter

What is the Dark Matter?

  • Galactic rotation curves, large-scale structure (LSS), galaxy clusters all indicate ΩDM 0.25

  • Extensions to the Standard Model offer many possible WIMPs (axions, neutralinos, etc.)

  • Detection of non-gravitational interactions could help identify DM. What interactions might be observable?


Long range dm interactions

Long-range DM interactions

  • Perhaps DM interacts with DE

    • Log(/mPl4)  -120 « 1

    •  ~ m … Why now?

    • Maybe acceleration due to scalar field, just like inflation. Scalar field should couple generically.

  • String theory includes “dilatons”, light, neutral scalar fields that might interact with DM (Damour et al. 1990, Gubser & Peebles, 2004)


A 5th force for dark matter

A “5th Force” for Dark Matter?

  • Long-range DM force interpreted as violation of the equivalence principle (EP), the universality of free fall between stars and DM

  • Laboratory tests place tight limits on fifth force in visible sector (Su et al., 1994); no such limits for DM

  • Modeled by Lint = g V = -g2/4r exp{-mr} (Frieman & Gradwohl, 1991)

  • Force suppressed by a factor 2  g2mPl2/4m2 compared to gravity; how might we detect such a force?


Cosmic tests for 5th force

Cosmic Tests for 5th Force

  • LSS

    • Attractive DM force enhances structure for (r < m-1) (Gradwohl & Frieman, 1992)

    • 5th force leads to scale-independent bias (Amendola & Tocchini-Valentini, 2002)

  • CMB

    • Models where coupled DE traces DM constrained by WMAP (Amendola & Quercellini, 2003)

  • Clusters

    • Baryons preferentially lost during mergers

  • Is there new test with different systematics, greater sensitivity?


Tidal disruptions

Tidal Disruptions

  • Galaxies form hierarchically; dwarf galaxies in Local Group continue to merge with Milky Way

  • Smaller galaxies tidally disrupted by larger hosts at distances R where:

    rsat > rtid ~ R(msat/2MR)1/3

  • Tidal disruption establishes energy scales:

  • Esat» Etid» Ebin disrupted stars retain similar orbits to satellite; trail/lead with gain/loss in energy


Tidal stream asymmetry

Tidal-stream Asymmetry

  • Non-uniformity of Galactic gradient leads to natural asymmetry:

  • DM force displaces stars from bottom of satellite’s potential well, a new DM-induced asymmetry

  • DM asymmetry exceeds natural asymmetry when:


Sagittarius dwarf spheroidal

Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal

  • Sgr dwarf is closest satellite at 24 kpc

  • Stellar stream observed by 2MASS using M-giants with known age, color-magnitude relation

  • Surface densities, radial velocities, distances well-measured for

    leading: -100º <  < -30º

    trailing: 25º <  < 90º

    (Law, Johnston, & Majewski, 2005)

  • Stellar densities also measured by SDSS (Belokurov et al., 2006)


Simulations

Simulations

  • N-body simulation of satellite galaxy with:

    • M = 5  108 M, M/L = 40 M/L

    • Pericenter = 14 kpc, Apocenter = 59 kpc

  • Initial conditions generated by GALACTICS (Widrow & Dubinski, 2005)

  • Simulations evolved using GADGET-2 (Springel, 2005)


Stellar streams of sgr dwarf

Stellar Streams of Sgr Dwarf


Tidal streams probe fifth force

Tidal Streams Probe “Fifth” Force


Satellite mass

Satellite Mass


Satellite spin

Satellite Spin


Satellite orbit

Satellite Orbit


Galactic model

Galactic Model


Stellar density profile

Stellar density profile


Mass to light ratio

Mass-to-Light Ratio


Leading to trailing stream ratios

Leading-to-Trailing Stream Ratios

  • Attractive force suppresses leading-to-trailing ratio

    CurveColor

    Standardblack

    Satellite Massmagenta

    Satellite Spinred

    Circular Orbittop blue

    Planar orbitbottom blue

    Heavy diskcyan

    Two profilesgreen

    Lower M/Lyellow


Conclusions

Conclusions

  • We don’t know what the DM is. Theory suggests we consider the possibility of a long-range “fifth force”.

  • Tidally disrupting galaxies ideal test; core DM-dominated but not streams

  • Attractive DM-force sweeps core ahead. Disrupted stars preferentially gain energy; LTR suppressed.

  • Tidal streams are a messy probe of new physics, but the signature of a DM force is very distinctive, model-independent.

  • The Sgr tidal stream is well observed; new tidal streams have been discovered in last few months in SDSS. Future surveys like SIM or Gaia will find even more.

  • Like dropping stars and DM off Leaning Tower of Pisa!


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