Cristina Mondino

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Chien-Shiung Wu Fellow
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Areas of research:
WU Fellowship
I am interested in the phenomenology of beyond the Standard Model theories which are motivated by existing puzzle in our understanding of the Universe. In particular my research is driven by questions regarding the origin, nature and detectability of Dark Matter (DM). In the past, I studied models of thermal relic DM candidates below the weak scale, focusing on new experimental signatures. I am also interested in experimental probes of compact DM structures within our Galaxy through their gravitational lensing effects on the motion of stars. These DM signatures can be looked for in current and near future astrometric measurements, provided by surveys such as Gaia.
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, 2020
  • PhD student, Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, New York University, 2015-2020
  • Mondino, C., Tsantilas, A., Taki, A. -M., Van Tilburg, K., & Weiner, N. (2024). Astrometric weak lensing with Gaia DR3 and future catalogues: searches for dark matter substructure. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 531(1), 632-648. doi:10.1093/mnras/stae1017
  • Siemonsen, N., Mondino, C., Egaña-Ugrinovic, D., Huang, J., Baryakhtar, M., & East, W. E. (2023). Dark photon superradiance: Electrodynamics and multimessenger signals. Physical Review D, 107(7), 075025. doi:10.1103/physrevd.107.075025
  • Mondino, C., Pospelov, M., Ruderman, J. T., & Slone, O. (2021). Dark Higgs dark matter. Physical Review D, 103(3), 035027. doi:10.1103/physrevd.103.035027
  • Dark photon superradiance: Electrodynamics and multimessenger signals, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, 2023/03/14
  • Dark photon superradiance: Electrodynamics and multimessenger signals, Harvard University, Physics, 17 Oxford St Jefferson Laboratory, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States, 2023/03/08
  • Dark photon superradiance: Electrodynamics and multimessenger signals, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaiso, Chile, 2023/01/09
  • The discovery potential of astrometric weak lensing, McGill, 2022/01/01