weakly interacting massive particle
There are two definitions for WIMPs, one where "weakly interacting" signifies weak nuclear force, a fundamental force of nature, and the other where "weakly interacting" signifies low strength interaction with normal matter such as only interacting through gravitational force.
- WIMP (abbreviation)
- strongly interacting massive particle (SIMP)
- robust associations of massive baryonic objects (RAMBO)
- massive compact halo object (MACHO)