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MCAIM Colloquium Seminar

The dynamical inference of the properties of dark matter halos
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
4:00-5:00 PM
Zoom Meeting ID: 947 2346 1309 . Zoom Link: . Off Campus Location
Dark Matter is thought to constitute about 85% of the matter in the Universe. The inference of its properties is largely based on astronomical observations of normal matter (stars and gas) in the outskirts of galaxies and on comparisons of observations with cosmological simulations. I will give a brief overview of the astrophysical evidence for dark matter on various scales. I will then describe what cosmological simulations predict regarding the properties of the dark matter halos that galaxies are embedded in. Finally, I will describe the dynamical modeling and simulation methods that are being used to model the 3-dimensional motions of stars in order to characterize the properties of the Milky Way's dark matter halo.

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Meeting ID: 947 2346 1309
Passcode: 618309

Speaker(s): Monica Valluri (UMICH, Dept. Astronomy)
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Mathematics
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Mathematics