Publications
Please find below my list of scientific publications (also available for download in PDF format). A list of White Papers I’ve contributed to can be found at the bottom of the page.
For citation information, please consult my full listing or my author profile on inSPIREHEP.
My ORCID ID is orcid.org/0000000236344679.
My profile on ImpactStory can be viewed here.

Measuring dark matter spikes around primordial black holes with Einstein Telescope and Cosmic Explorer
P. S. Cole, A. Coogan, B. J. Kavanagh, G. Bertone
arXiv preprint, arXiv:2207.07576 
The Canfranc Axion Detection Experiment (CADEx): Search for axions at 90 GHz with Kinetic Inductance Detectors
B. Aja et al., including B. J. Kavanagh (CADEx Collaboration)
Submitted to JCAP, arXiv:2206.02980 
Dancing in the dark: detecting a population of distant primordial black holes
M. Martinelli, F. Scarcella, N. B. Hogg, B. J. Kavanagh, D. Gaggero, P. Fleury
JCAP 08 (2022) 006, arXiv:2205.02639 
Complementarity of direct detection experiments in search of light Dark Matter
J. R. Angevaare, G. Bertone, A. P. Colijn, M. P. Decowski, B. J. Kavanagh
Submitted to JCAP, arXiv:2204.01580 
Godzilla, a monster lurks in the Sunburst galaxy
J. M. Diego, M. Pascale, B. J. Kavanagh, P. Kelly, L. Dai, B. Frye, T. Broadhurst
arXiv preprint, arXiv:2203.08158 
Search for subGeV Dark Matter via Migdal effect with an EDELWEISS germanium detector with NbSi TES sensors
EDELWEISS Collaboration and B. J. Kavanagh
arXiv preprint, arXiv:2203.03993 
Cosmology and direct detection of the Dark Axion Portal
J. Cortabitarte Gutiérrez, B. J. Kavanagh, N. CastellóMor, F. J. Casas, J. M. Diego, E. MartínezGonzález, R. Vilar Cortabitarte
Submitted to PRD, arXiv:2112.11387
Code available here (archived on Zenodo) 
Scattering searches for dark matter in subhalos: neutron stars, cosmic rays, and old rocks
J. Bramante, B. J. Kavanagh, N. Raj
Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 231801 (2022), arXiv:2109.04582 
Measuring the dark matter environments of black hole binaries with gravitational waves
A. Coogan, G. Bertone, D. Gaggero, B. J. Kavanagh, D. A. Nichols
Phys. Rev. D 105, 043009 (2022), arXiv:2108.04154
Code available here
Featured on NewScientist.nl 
The Effect of Mission Duration on LISA Science Objectives
P. AmaroSeoane et al.
Gen. Relativ. Gravit. 54, 3 (2022), arXiv:2107.09665 
Transient Radio Signatures from Neutron Star Encounters with QCD Axion Miniclusters
T. D. P. Edwards, B. J. Kavanagh, L. Visinelli, C. Weniger
Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 131103 (2021), arXiv:2011.05378
Code available here (archived on Zenodo)
Featured in the blog Ça Se Passe LàHaut 
Stellar Disruption of Axion Miniclusters in the Milky Way
B. J. Kavanagh, T. D. P. Edwards, L. Visinelli, C. Weniger
Phys. Rev. D 104, 063038 (2021), arXiv:2011.05377
Code available here (archived on Zenodo) 
Integral Xray constraints on subGeV Dark Matter
M. Cirelli, N. Fornengo, B. J. Kavanagh, E. Pinetti
Phys. Rev. D 103, 063022 (2021), arXiv:2007.11493 
Primordial Black Holes as a dark matter candidate
A. M. Green, B. J. Kavanagh
J. Phys. G 48 (2021) 4, 043001, arXiv:2007.10722
Code and constraints available here 
Measuring the local Dark Matter density in the laboratory
B. J. Kavanagh, T. Emken, R. Catena
Phys. Rev. D 104, 083023 (2021), arXiv:2004.01621
Code available here (archived on Zenodo) and here 
Detecting dark matter around black holes with gravitational waves: Effects of darkmatter dynamics on the gravitational waveform
B. J. Kavanagh, D. A. Nichols, G. Bertone, D. Gaggero
Phys. Rev. D 102, 083006 (2020), arXiv:2002.12811
Code available here (archived on Zenodo), movies available here
Featured in His Dark CMBlog 
Impact of substructure on local dark matter searches
A. Ibarra, B. J. Kavanagh, A. Rappelt
JCAP 12 (2019) 013, arXiv:1908.00747 
Gravitational wave probes of dark matter: challenges and opportunities
G. Bertone, D. Croon, M. A. Amin, K. K. Boddy, B. J. Kavanagh, K. J. Mack, P. Natarajan, T. Opferkuch, K. Schutz, V. Takhistov, C. Weniger, T.T. Yu
SciPost Phys. Core 3, 007 (2020), arXiv:1907.10610 
PaleoDetectors for Galactic Supernova Neutrinos
S. Baum, T. D. P. Edwards, B. J. Kavanagh, P. Stengel, A. K. Drukier, K. Freese, M. Gorski, C. Weniger
Phys. Rev. D 101, 103017 (2020), arXiv:1906.05800
Code available here (archived on Zenodo) 
Discovery prospects of dwarf spheroidal galaxies for indirect dark matter searches
S. Ando, B. J. Kavanagh, O. Macias, et al.
JCAP 10 (2019) 040, arXiv:1905.07128
Completed as part of the bachelors ‘ITFA Workshop’ (Jan 2019) 
A Unique MultiMessenger Signal of QCD Axion Dark Matter
T. D. P. Edwards, M. Chianese, B. J. Kavanagh, S. M. Nissanke, C. Weniger
Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 161101 (2020), arXiv:1905.04686
Featured in University of Amsterdam News 
Primordial Black Holes as Silver Bullets for New Physics at the Weak Scale
G. Bertone, A. Coogan, D. Gaggero, B. J. Kavanagh, C. Weniger
Phys. Rev. D 100, 123013 (2019), arXiv:1905.01238
Code available here (archived on Zenodo) 
Searching for lowmass dark matter particles with a massive Ge bolometer operated aboveground
EDELWEISS Collaboration and B. J. Kavanagh
Phys. Rev. D 99, 082003 (2019), arXiv:1901.03588 
Digging for Dark Matter: Spectral Analysis and Discovery Potential of PaleoDetectors
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) 
Faint Light from Dark Matter: Classifying and Constraining Dark MatterPhoton Effective Operators
B. J. Kavanagh, P. Panci, R. Ziegler
J. High Energ. Phys. (2019) 2019: 89, arXiv:1810.00033 
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 
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 
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 
Dark Matter Model or Mass, but Not Both: Assessing NearFuture Direct Searches with Benchmarkfree 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 
Prospects for exploring New Physics in Coherent Elastic NeutrinoNucleus Scattering
J. Billard, J. Johnston, B. J. Kavanagh
JCAP 11 (2018) 016, arXiv:1805.01798
Illustrative code available here (archived on Zenodo) 
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
Completed as part of the bachelors ‘ITFA Workshop’ (Jan 2018) 
EarthScattering of superheavy 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) 
Timeintegrated 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 
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 
Probing Leptophilic Dark Sectors with Hadronic Processes
F. D’Eramo, B. J. Kavanagh, P. Panci
Phys. Lett. B 771 (2017) 339348, arXiv:1702.00016 
Signatures of Earthscattering 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 
Reconstructing the threedimensional local dark matter velocity distribution
B. J. Kavanagh, C. A. J. O’Hare
Phys. Rev. D 94, 123009 (2016), arXiv:1609.08630 
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 
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 
Reexamining the significance of the 750 GeV diphoton excess at ATLAS
B. J. Kavanagh
arXiv preprint (2016), arXiv:1601.07330
Code available here
Featured on Résonaances and Syymmetries 
New directional signatures from the nonrelativistic effective field theory of dark matter
B. J. Kavanagh
Phys. Rev. D 92, 023513 (2015), arXiv:1505.07406 
Discretising the velocity distribution for directional dark matter experiments
B. J. Kavanagh
JCAP 07 (2015) 019, arXiv:1502.04224 
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 
Parametrizing the local dark matter speed distribution: a detailed analysis
B. J. Kavanagh
Phys. Rev. D 89, 085026 (2014), arXiv:1312.1852 
WIMP physics with ensembles of directdetection experiments
A. H. G. Peter, V. Gluscevic, A. M. Green, B. J. Kavanagh, S. K. Lee
Phys. Dark Universe 56 (2014) 4574, arXiv:1310.7039 
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 
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
White Papers

New Horizons for Fundamental Physics with LISA
K. G. Arun at al. (Including B. J. Kavanagh)
Living Reviews in Relativity, 25, 4 (2022), arXiv:2205.01597 
Dark Matter In Extreme Astrophysical Environments
M. Baryakhtar et al. (Including B. J. Kavanagh)
White paper for the SNOWMASS 2022 Summer Study, arXiv:2203.07984 
EuCAPT White Paper: Opportunities and Challenges for Theoretical Astroparticle Physics in the Next Decade
R. Alves Batista et al. (Including B. J. Kavanagh, edited by G. Bertone & A. Riotto)
White paper of the European Consortium for Astroparticle Theory (EuCAPT), arXiv:2110.10074 
AEDGE: Atomic Experiment for Dark Matter and Gravity Exploration in Space
Y. A. ElNeaj et al.
EPJ Quantum Technology 7, 6 (2020), arXiv:1908.00802
Signed as a supporting author 
Black holes, gravitational waves and fundamental physics: a roadmap
L. Barack at al. (B. J. Kavanagh, Section coordinator “Primordial Black Holes and Dark Matter”)
Class. Quantum Grav. 36 143001 (2019), arXiv:1806.05195
White Paper for the COST action “Gravitational Waves, Black Holes, and Fundamental Physics”
Featured in Physics World