CCAPP Seminar: Matthew Walker (CMU) "Dark Matter in the Smallest Galaxies"

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March 28, 2017
11:30AM - 12:30PM
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PRB 4138

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Add to Calendar 2017-03-28 11:30:00 2017-03-28 12:30:00 CCAPP Seminar: Matthew Walker (CMU) "Dark Matter in the Smallest Galaxies" The Milky Way's dwarf-galactic satellites include the nearest, smallest, darkest and most chemically primitive galaxies known. I will summarize recent results -- and present new ones -- regarding the amount and spatial distribution of dark matter within these systems. I will discuss implications for two lines of inquiry regarding the nature of dark matter: 1) tests of the standard 'cold dark matter' model of cosmic structure formation, and 2) searches for dark matter annihilation/decay signals. PRB 4138 Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) ccapp@osu.edu America/New_York public
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The Milky Way's dwarf-galactic satellites include the nearest, smallest, darkest and most chemically primitive galaxies known. I will summarize recent results -- and present new ones -- regarding the amount and spatial distribution of dark matter within these systems. I will discuss implications for two lines of inquiry regarding the nature of dark matter: 1) tests of the standard 'cold dark matter' model of cosmic structure formation, and 2) searches for dark matter annihilation/decay signals.

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