How would you describe dark matter in one word? Mysterious? Ubiquitous? Massive? Theorists often try to settle the question in the title of a paper — with a single adjective. Thanks to this penchant we now have the possibility of cannibal dark matter. To be sure, in the dark world eating one’s own kind is not considered forbidden, not even repulsive. Just a touch selfish, maybe. And it could still make you puffy — if you’re inflatable and not particularly inelastic. Otherwise it makes you plain superheavy.
Below are more uni-verbal dark matter candidates in the literature. Some do make you wonder if the title preceded the premise. But they all remind you of how much fun it is, this quest for dark matter’s identity. Keep an eye out on arXiv for these gems!
anapole, asymmetric, atomic, brane-world, charged, co-interacting, coloured, cryptobaryonic, disformal, fluid, freeze-twin, gluequark, GUTzilla, homeopathic, impeded, inflaxion, Kaluza-Klein, luminous, macro, minimal, monodromy, -inflaton, parafermionic, relaxion, resonant, self-destructing, self-interacting, singlet-doublet, spectator, super-cool, technicolor, topological, undulating, unparticle, wave.