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Department of Physics

Staff profile

Celine Boehm

Professor in the Department of Physics

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Research Groups

  • Elementary Particle Theory

Selected Publications

  • 1: Albornoz-Vasquez, Daniel Belanger, Genevieve Boehm, Celine , Pukhov, Alexander & Silk, Joseph (2010). Can neutralinos in the MSSM and NMSSM scenarios still be light?. Physical Review D 82(11): 115027
  • 2: Boehm, Celine , Delahaye, Timur & Silk, Joseph (2010). Can the morphology of gamma-ray emission distinguish annihilating from decaying dark matter?. Physical Review Letters 105(22): 221301.
  • 3: Boehm, Celine , Silk, Joseph & Ensslin, Torsten (2012). Radio observations of the Galactic Centre and the Coma cluster as a probe of light dark matter self-annihilations and decay.
  • 4: Albornoz Vásquez, Daniel, Bélanger, Geneviève & Boehm, Céline (2011). Astrophysical limits on light NMSSM neutralinos. Physical Review D 84(9): 095008.
  • Boehm, C., Fayet, P. & Schaeffer, R. (2002). Constraining the strength of dark matter interactions from structure formation. In Dark Matter in Astro- and Particle Physics, Proceedings of the International Conference DARK 2002, Cape Town, South Africa, 4–9 February 2002. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, H.V. & Viollier, R.D. Berlin: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 333-344.
  • Boehm, C. (2002). Dark matter photon interactions: Are they allowed?. In Dark Matter in Astro- and Particle Physics. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, H.V. & Viollier, R.D. Berlin: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 345-355.
  • : & others (2015), CTA Contributions to the 34th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2015), 34th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC 2015). The Hague, The Netherlands.
  • Boehm, C. (2007), Will the discovery of the nature of dark matter match expectations?, 17-29.
  • Boehm, C. (2003), A light dark matter signature?, in Valle, Jose W.F. Hirsch, Martin & Pastor, Sergio eds, International Workshop on Astroparticle and High-Energy Physics (AHEP-2003). Valencia, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzat, Trieste, 065.
  • G. Brooijmans, B. Gripaios, F. Moortgat, J. Santiago, P. Skands, D. Albornoz Vásquez, B. C. Allanach, A. Alloul, A. Arbey, A. Azatov, H. Baer, C. Balázs, A. Barr, L. Basso, M. Battaglia, P. Bechtle, G. Bélanger, A. Belyaev, K. Benslama, L. Bergström, A. Bharucha, C. Boehm, M. Bondarenko, O. Bondu, E. Boos, F. Boudjema, T. Bringmann, M. Brown, V. Bunichev, S. Calvet, M. Campanelli, A. Carmona, D. G. Cerdeño, M. Chala, R. S. Chivukula, D. Chowdhury, N. D. Christensen, M. Cirelli, S. Cox, K. Cranmer, J. Da Silva, T. Delahaye, A. De Roeck, A. Djouadi, E. Dobson, M. Dolan, F. Donato, G. Drieu La Rochelle, G. Duda, C. Duhr, B. Dumont, J. Edsjö, J. Ellis, C. Evoli, A. Falkowski, M. Felcini, B. Fuks, E. Gabrielli, D. Gaggero, S. Gascon-Shotkin, D. K. Ghosh, A. Giammanco, R. M. Godbole, P. Gondolo, T. Goto, D. Grasso, P. Gris, D. Guadagnoli, J. F. Gunion, U. Haisch, L. Hartgring, S. Heinemeyer, M. Hirsch, J. Hewett, A. Ismail, T. Jeltema, M. Kadastik, M. Kakizaki, K. Kannike, S. Khalil, J-L. Kneur, M. Krämer, S. Kraml, S. Kreiss, J. Lavalle, R. Leane, J. Lykken, L. Maccione, F. Mahmoudi, M. Mangano, S. P. Martin, D. Maurin, G. Moreau, S. Moretti, I. Moskalenko, G. Moultaka, M. Muhlleitner, I. Niessen, B. O'Leary, E. Orlando, P. Panci, G. Polesello, W. Porod, T. Porter, S. Profumo, H. Prosper, A. Pukhov, A. Racioppi, M. Raidal, M. Rausch de Traubenberg, A. Renaud, J. Reuter, T. G. Rizzo, T. Robens, A. Y. Rodríguez-Marrero, P. Salati, C. Savage, P. Scott, S. Sekmen, A. Semenov, C.-L. Shan, C. Shepherd-Themistocleous, E. H. Simmons, P. Slavich, C. Speckner, F. Staub, A. Strong, R. Taillet, F. S. Thomas, M. C. Thomas, I. Tomalin, M. Tytgat, M. Ughetto, L. Valéry, D. G. E. Walker, A. Weiler, S. M. West, C. D. White, A. J. Williams, A. Wingerter, C. Wymant, J.-H. Yu, C.-P. Yuan & D. Zerwas (2012). Les Houches 2011: Physics at TeV Colliders New Physics Working Group Report. 7th Les Houches Workshop on Physics at TeV Colliders, Les Houches, France.
  • Olivares-Del Campo, Andrés, Bœhm, Céline, Palomares-Ruiz, Sergio & Pascoli, Silvia (2018). Dark matter-neutrino interactions through the lens of their cosmological implications. Physical Review D 97(7): 075039.
  • Di Valentino, Eleonora, Bœhm, Céline, Hivon, Eric & Bouchet, François R. (2018). Reducing the H0 and σ8 tensions with dark matter-neutrino interactions. Physical Review D 97(4): 043513.
  • Brown, Anthony M., Bœhm, Céline, Graham, Jamie, Lacroix, Thomas, Chadwick, Paula & Silk, Joseph (2017). Discovery of a new extragalactic population of energetic particles. Physical Review D 95(6): 063018.
  • Lacroix, Thomas, Karami, Mansour, Broderick, Avery E., Silk, Joseph & Boehm, Céline (2017). Unique probe of dark matter in the core of M87 with the Event Horizon Telescope. Physical Review D 96(6): 063008.
  • Moliné, Ángeles, Schewtschenko, Jascha A., Palomares-Ruiz, Sergio, Boehm, Celine & Baugh, Carlton M. (2016). Isotropic extragalactic flux from dark matter annihilations: lessons from interacting dark matter scenarios. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2016(08): 069.
  • Lacroix, Thomas, Silk, Joseph, Moulin, Emmanuel & Boehm, Celine (2016). New H.E.S.S. diffuse emission from the Galactic center: a combination of heavy dark matter and millisecond pulsars?
  • Arhrib, Abdesslam, Bœhm, Céline, Ma, Ernest & Yuan, Tzu-Chiang (2016). Radiative Model of Neutrino Mass with Neutrino Interacting MeV Dark Matter. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2016(04): 049.
  • Wilkinson, R. J., Vincent, A. C., Boehm, C. & McCabe, C. (2016). Ruling out the light weakly interacting massive particle explanation of the Galactic 511 keV line. Physical Review D 94(10): 103525.
  • Lacroix, Thomas, Macias, Oscar, Gordon, Chris, Panci, Paolo, Boehm, Celine & Silk, Joseph (2016). The Spatial Morphology of the Secondary Emission in the Galactic Center Gamma-Ray Excess. Physical Review D 93(10): 103004.
  • Schewtschenko, Jascha, Wilkinson, Ryan, Baugh, Carlton, Boehm, Celine & Pascoli, Silvia (2015). Dark matter-radiation interactions: the impact on dark matter haloes. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 449(4): 3587-3596.
  • Schewtschenko, J. A., Baugh, C. M., Wilkinson, R. J., Boehm, C., Pascoli, S. & Sawala, T. (2015). Dark matter-radiation interactions: the structure of Milky Way satellite galaxies.
  • Escudero, M., Mena, O., Vincent, A. C., Wilkinson, R. J. & Boehm, C. (2015). Exploring dark matter microphysics with galaxy surveys. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2015(09): 034.
  • Arhrib, Abdesslam, Bœhm, Céline, Ma, Ernest & Yuan, Tzu-Chiang (2015). Radiative Model of Neutrino Mass with Neutrino Interacting MeV Dark Matter.
  • Lacroix, Thomas, Bœhm, Céline & Silk, Joseph (2015). Ruling out thermal dark matter with a black hole induced spiky profile in the M87 galaxy. Physical Review D 92(4): 043510.
  • Davis, Jonathan H., Silk, Joseph, Boehm, Celine, Kotera, Kumiko & Norman, Colin (2015). Shocking Signals of Dark Matter Annihilation.
  • Boehm, Celine, Gondolo, Paolo, Jean, Pierre, Lacroix, Thomas, Norman, Colin & Silk, Joseph (2014). A possible link between the GeV excess and the 511 keV emission line in the Galactic Centre.
  • Wilkinson, R. J., Boehm, C. & Lesgourgues, J. (2014). Constraining dark matter-neutrino interactions using the CMB and large-scale structure. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2014(05): 011.
  • Lacroix, Thomas, Boehm, Céline & Silk, Joseph (2014). Fitting the Fermi-LAT GeV excess: On the importance of including the propagation of electrons from dark matter. Physical Review D 90(4): 043508.
  • Boehm, Céline, Dolan, Matthew J. & McCabe, Christopher (2014). Interpretation of the Galactic Center excess of gamma rays with heavier dark matter particles. Physical Review D 90(2): 023531.
  • Davis, Jonathan H., Enßlin, Torsten & Boehm, Céline (2014). New method for analyzing dark matter direct detection data. Physical Review D 89(4): 043505.
  • Lacroix, Thomas, Boehm, Céline & Silk, Joseph (2014). Probing a dark matter density spike at the Galactic Center. Physical Review D 89(6): 063534.
  • Davis, Jonathan H., McCabe, Christopher & Boehm, Celine (2014). Quantifying the evidence for Dark Matter in CoGeNT data. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2014(08): 014.
  • Boehm, Céline, Dolan, Matthew J. & McCabe, Christopher (2013). A Lower Bound on the Mass of Cold Thermal Dark Matter from Planck. JCAP 1308: 041.
  • Boehm, Céline, Dev, P. S. Bhupal, Mazumdar, Anupam & Pukartas, Ernestas (2013). Naturalness of Light Neutralino Dark Matter in pMSSM after LHC, XENON100 and Planck Data. Journal of high energy physics 2013(6): 113.
  • Bernal, Nicolas, Boehm, Celine, Palomares-Ruiz, Sergio, Silk, Joseph & Toma, Takashi (2013). Observing Higgs boson production through its decay into gamma-rays: A messenger for Dark Matter candidates. Phys. Lett B723: 100-106.
  • Boehm, Celine, Da Silva, Jonathan, Mazumdar, Anupam & Pukartas, Ernestas (2013). Probing the Supersymmetric Inflaton and Dark Matter link via the CMB, LHC and XENON1T experiments. Phys. Rev D87(2): 023529.
  • Davis, Jonathan H. & Boehm, Celine (2013). Searching for GeV-scale new Gauge Bosons in QGP thermal dilepton production.
  • Boehm, Celine & Räsänen, Syksy (2013). Violation of the FRW consistency condition as a signature of backreaction. JCAP 1309: 003.
  • Boehm, Celine (2012). Dark matter candidates: Where do we stand? Frascati Phys. Ser 56: 205-214.
  • Boehm, Celine, Dolan, Matthew J. & McCabe, Christopher (2012). Increasing Neff with particles in thermal equilibrium with neutrinos. JCAP 1212: 027.
  • Belanger, Genevieve, Biswas, Sanjoy, Boehm, Celine & Mukhopadhyaya, Biswarup (2012). Light Neutralino Dark Matter in the MSSM and Its Implication for LHC Searches for Staus. JHEP 12: 076.
  • Belanger, Genevieve, Boehm, Celine, Cirelli, Marco, Da Silva, Jonathan & Pukhov, Alexander (2012). PAMELA and FERMI-LAT limits on the neutralino-chargino mass degeneracy. JCAP 1211: 028.
  • Williams, Andrew J., Boehm, Celine, West, Stephen M. & Vasquez, Daniel Albornoz (2012). Regenerating WIMPs in the Light of Direct and Indirect Detection. Phys. Rev D86: 055018.
  • Davis, Jonathan H., Boehm, Celine, Oppermann, Niels, Ensslin, Torsten & Lacroix, Thomas (2012). The XENON100 exclusion limit without considering Leff as a nuisance parameter. Phys. Rev D86: 015027.
  • Dechant, P.-P., Boehm, C. & Twarock, R. (2011). Affine extensions of non-crystallographic Coxeter groups induced by projection. ArXiv e-prints
  • Delahaye, Timur, Boehm, Celine & Silk, Joseph (2011). Can Planck constrain indirect detection of dark matter in our galaxy?. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Albornoz Vasquez, Daniel, Belanger, Genevieve & Boehm, Celine (2011). Revisiting light neutralino scenarios in the MSSM. Physical Review D84: 095015.
  • Vasquez, Daniel Albornoz, Boehm, Celine & Idarraga, John (2011). Signature of Sub GeV Dark Matter particles at LHC and TEVATRON. Physical Review D83: 115017.
  • Boehm, Celine, Delahaye, Timur, Salati, Pierre, Staub, Florian & Singh, Ritesh K. (2010). Implication of the PAMELA antiproton data for dark matter indirect detection at LHC. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 1006: 013.
  • Lavalle, Julien, Boehm, Celine & Barthes, Julien (2010). On the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect from dark matter annihilation or decay in galaxy clusters. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 1002: 005.
  • Prantzos, N., Boehm, C., Bykov, A.M., Diehl, R., Ferriere, K., Guessoum, N., Jean, P., Knoedlseder, J., Marcowith, A., Moskalenko, I.V., Strong, A. & Weidenspointner, G. (2010). The 511 keV emission from positron annihilation in the Galaxy. Reviews of modern physics 83(3): 1001.
  • Boehm, Celine & Lavalle, Julien (2009). Clarifying the covariant formalism for the SZ effect due to relativistic non-thermal electrons. Physical Review D79: 083505.
  • Boehm, Celine & Silk, Joseph (2008). A New test of the light dark matter hypothesis. Physics Letters B661: 287-289.
  • Boehm, Celine, Farzan, Yasaman, Hambye, Thomas, Palomares-Ruiz, Sergio & Pascoli, Silvia (2008). Is it possible to explain neutrino masses with scalar dark matter? Physical Review D77: 043516.
  • Boehm, Celine (2008). Thirty years of research in cosmology, particle physics and astrophysics and how many more to discover dark matter? Review of Modern Astronomy 20: 107-139.
  • Ascasibar, Yago, Jean, P., Boehm, C. & Knoedlseder, J. (2006). Constraints on dark matter and the shape of the Milky Way dark halo from the 511-keV line. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomy Society 368: 1695-1705.
  • Skordis, Constantinos, Mota, D.F., Ferreira, P.G. & Boehm, C. (2006). Large Scale Structure in Bekenstein's theory of relativistic Modified Newtonian Dynamics. Physical Review Letters 96: 011301.
  • Boehm, C., Orloff, J. & Salati, P. (2006). Light Dark Matter Annihilations into Two Photons. Physics Letters B641: 247-253.
  • Boehm, C. & Uwer, P. (2006). Revisiting Bremsstrahlung emission associated with Light Dark Matter annihilations.
  • Boehm, C., Ensslin, T.A. & Silk, J. (2004). Can Annihilating dark matter be lighter than a few GeVs? Journal of Physics G G30: 279-286.
  • Boehm, Celine & Schaeffer, Richard (2004). Constraints on dark matter interactions from structure formation: Damping lengths. Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Boehm, Celine (2004). Implications of a new light gauge boson for neutrino physics. Physical Review D70: 055007.
  • Boehm, C., Fayet, Pierre & Silk, J. (2004). Light and heavy dark matter particles. Physical Review D69: 101302.
  • Boehm, Celine, Hooper, Dan, Silk, Joseph, Casse, Michel & Paul, Jacques (2004). MeV dark matter: Has it been detected? Physical Review Letters 92: 101301.
  • Boehm, Celine & Ascasibar, Yago (2004). More evidence in favour of light dark matter particles? Physical Review D70: 115013.
  • Hooper, Dan, Ferrer, Francesc, Boehm, Celine, Silk, Joseph, Paul, Jacques & others (2004). Possible evidence for MeV dark matter in dwarf spheroidals. Physical Review Letters 93: 161302.
  • Boehm, C. & Fayet, Pierre (2004). Scalar dark matter candidates. Nuclear Physics B683: 219-263.
  • Boehm, C. (2004). Structure formation for light annihilating dark matter. Int.J.Mod.Phys A19: 4355-4365.
  • Boehm, C., Mathis, H., Devriendt, J. & Silk, J. (2003). WIMP matter power spectra and small scale power generation. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • Boehm, Celine, Riazuelo, Alain, Hansen, Steen H. & Schaeffer, Richard (2002). Interacting dark matter disguised as warm dark matter. Physical Review D66: 083505.
  • Boehm, C., Fayet, Pierre & Schaeffer, R. (2001). Constraining dark matter candidates from structure formation. Physics Letters B518: 8-14.
  • Boehm, C., Djouadi, A. & Mambrini, Y. (2000). Decays of the lightest top squark. Physical Review D61: 095006.
  • Boehm, Celine, Djouadi, Abdelhak & Drees, Manuel (2000). Light scalar top quarks and supersymmetric dark matter. Physical Review D62: 035012.
  • Gangui, Alejandro, Peter, Patrick & Boehm, Celine (1998). Could electromagnetic corrections solve the vorton excess problem? Physical Review D57: 2580-2589.
  • Djouadi, A. & others (1998). The Minimal supersymmetric standard model: Group summary report.

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