The Effect of dark matter on the first stars: a new phase of steller evolution

Douglas Spolyar
UC Santa Cruz


Nobel Laureate David Gross recently commented that LHC is being built for Super Symmetry, Super Symmetry, Super Symmetry! The Lightest Super Symmetric Partner (LSP) is arguably the most favored dark matter candidate. In this talk, two mechanism are identified whereby dark matter (DM) in proto stellar halos can dramatically alter the formation of the first stars, which may lead to a new phase of stellar evolution driven by DM annihilation and the LSP in particular.