Understanding Dwarf Galaxies in Order to Understand Dark Matter

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Much progress has been made in recent years by the galaxy simulation community in making realistic galaxies, mostly by more accurately capturing the effects of baryons on the structural evolution of dark matter halos at high resolutions. This progress has altered theoretical expectations for galaxy evolution within a Cold Dark Matter (CDM) model, reconciling many earlier discrepancies between theory and observations. Despite this reconciliation, CDM may not be an accurate model for our Universe. Much more work must be done to understand the predictions for galaxy formation within alternative dark matter models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIlluminating Dark Matter - Proceedings of a Simons Symposium, 2018
EditorsRouven Essig, Jonathan Feng, Kathryn Zurek
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030315924
StatePublished - 2019
EventSimons Symposium on Illuminating Dark Matter, 2018 - Krün, Germany
Duration: May 13 2018May 19 2018

Publication series

NameAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1570-6591
ISSN (Electronic)1570-6605


ConferenceSimons Symposium on Illuminating Dark Matter, 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Spectroscopy
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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