Publications

Please find below my list of scientific publications (also available for download in PDF format).

For citation information, please consult my full listing or my author profile on inSPIRE-HEP.

My ORCID ID is orcid.org/0000-0002-3634-4679.

My profile on ImpactStory can be viewed here.



  1. Searching for low-mass dark matter particles with a massive Ge bolometer operated above-ground
    EDELWEISS Collaboration and B. J. Kavanagh
    Accepted in Phys. Rev. D, arXiv:1901.03588

  2. Digging for Dark Matter: Spectral Analysis and Discovery Potential of Paleo-Detectors
    T. D. P. Edwards, B. J. Kavanagh, C. Weniger, S. Baum, A. K. Drukier, K. Freese, M. Górski, P. Stengel
    Phys. Rev. D 99, 043541 (2019), arXiv:1811.10549
    Code available here and here (archived on Zenodo)

  3. Faint Light from Dark Matter: Classifying and Constraining Dark Matter-Photon Effective Operators
    B. J. Kavanagh, P. Panci, R. Ziegler
    J. High Energ. Phys. (2019) 2019: 89, arXiv:1810.00033

  4. Statistical challenges in the search for dark matter
    S. Algeri et al. (Editors: T. D. P. Edwards, B. J. Kavanagh, P. Scott, A. Vincent)
    arXiv:1807.09273

  5. Bracketing the impact of astrophysical uncertainties on local dark matter searches
    A. Ibarra, B. J. Kavanagh, A. Rappelt
    JCAP 12 (2018) 018, arXiv:1806.08714

  6. Black holes, gravitational waves and fundamental physics: a roadmap
    L. Barack at al. (B. J. Kavanagh, Section coordinator “Primordial Black Holes and Dark Matter”)
    arXiv pre-print, arXiv:1806.05195
    White Paper for the COST action “Gravitational Waves, Black Holes, and Fundamental Physics”.

  7. Black Holes’ Dark Dress: On the merger rate of a subdominant population of primordial black holes
    B. J. Kavanagh, D. Gaggero, G. Bertone
    Phys. Rev. D 98, 023536 (2018), arXiv:1805.09034
    Code available here (archived on Zenodo), movies available here

  8. Dark Matter Model or Mass, but Not Both: Assessing Near-Future Direct Searches with Benchmark-free Forecasting
    T. D. P. Edwards, B. J. Kavanagh, C. Weniger
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 181101 (2018), arXiv:1805.04117
    Code available here and here
    Featured in University of Amsterdam News

  9. Prospects for exploring New Physics in Coherent Elastic Neutrino-Nucleus Scattering
    J. Billard, J. Johnston, B. J. Kavanagh
    JCAP 11 (2018) 016, arXiv:1805.01798
    Illustrative code available here (archived on Zenodo)

  10. Precision constraints on radiative neutrino decay with CMB spectral distortion
    J. L. Aalberts, S. Ando, W. M. Borg, E. Broeils, J. Broeils, S. Broeils, B. J. Kavanagh, G. Leguijt, M. Reemst, D. R. van Arneman, H. Vu
    Phys. Rev. D 98, 023001 (2018), arXiv:1803.00588

  11. Earth-Scattering of super-heavy Dark Matter: updated constraints from detectors old and new
    B. J. Kavanagh
    Phys. Rev. D 97, 123013 (2018), arXiv:1712.04901
    Code available here (archived on Zenodo)

  12. Time-integrated directional detection of dark matter
    C. A. J. O’Hare, B. J. Kavanagh, A. M. Green
    Phys. Rev. D 96, 083011 (2017), arXiv:1708.02959

  13. Prospects for determining the particle/antiparticle nature of WIMP dark matter with direct detection experiments
    B. J. Kavanagh, F. S. Queiroz, W. Rodejohann, C. E. Yaguna
    J. High Energ. Phys. (2017) 2017: 59, arXiv:1706.07819
    Code available here

  14. Probing Leptophilic Dark Sectors with Hadronic Processes
    F. D’Eramo, B. J. Kavanagh, P. Panci
    Phys. Lett. B 771 (2017) 339-348, arXiv:1702.00016

  15. Signatures of Earth-scattering in the direct detection of Dark Matter
    B. J. Kavanagh, R. Catena, C. Kouvaris
    JCAP 01 (2017) 012, arXiv:1611.05453
    Code (and animations) available here

  16. Reconstructing the three-dimensional local dark matter velocity distribution
    B. J. Kavanagh, C. A. J. O’Hare
    Phys. Rev. D 94, 123009 (2016), arXiv:1609.08630

  17. You can hide but you have to run: direct detection with vector mediators
    F. D’Eramo, B. J. Kavanagh, P. Panci
    J. High Energ. Phys. (2016) 2016: 111, arXiv:1605.04917
    Code available here

  18. A review of the discovery reach of directional Dark Matter detection
    F. Mayet, A. M. Green, J. B. R. Battat, J. Billard, N. Bozorgnia, G. B. Gelmini, P. Gondolo, B. J. Kavanagh, S. K. Lee, D. Loomba J. Monroe, B. Morgan, C. A. J. O’Hare, A. H. G. Peter, N. S. Phan, S. E. Vahsen
    Phys. Rep. 627 (2016) 1, arXiv:1602.03781
    Highlighted in Physics Reports

  19. Re-examining the significance of the 750 GeV diphoton excess at ATLAS
    B. J. Kavanagh
    arXiv pre-print (2016), arXiv:1601.07330
    Code available here
    Featured on Résonaances and Syymmetries

  20. New directional signatures from the non-relativistic effective field theory of dark matter
    B. J. Kavanagh
    Phys. Rev. D 92, 023513 (2015), arXiv:1505.07406

  21. Discretising the velocity distribution for directional dark matter experiments
    B. J. Kavanagh
    JCAP 07 (2015) 019, arXiv:1502.04224

  22. Probing WIMP particle physics and astrophysics with direct detection and neutrino telescope data B. J. Kavanagh, M. Fornasa, A. M. Green
    Phys. Rev. D. 91, 103533 (2015), arXiv:1410.8051

  23. Parametrizing the local dark matter speed distribution: a detailed analysis
    B. J. Kavanagh
    Phys. Rev. D 89, 085026 (2014), arXiv:1312.1852

  24. WIMP physics with ensembles of direct-detection experiments
    A. H. G. Peter, V. Gluscevic, A. M. Green, B. J. Kavanagh, S. K. Lee
    Phys. Dark Universe 5-6 (2014) 45-74, arXiv:1310.7039

  25. Model independent determination of the dark matter mass from direct detection
    B. J. Kavanagh and A. M. Green
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 031302 (2013), arXiv:1303.6868
    Featured on Phys.org

  26. Improved determination of the WIMP mass from direct detection data
    B. J. Kavanagh and A. M. Green
    Phys. Rev. D 86, 065027 (2012), arXiv:1207.2039