Fabio Iocco (Instituto de Fisica Teorica, IFT)

The dark matter profile of the Milky Way
When Nov 10, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
What
  • Special Seminar
  • Colloquium
Where SH, Lecture Hall
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Spiral Galaxies are known to be dark matter dominated systems, and one of the most outstanding astrophysical proofs of its existence. Yet retrieving information about the the dark matter distribution in our very own spiral Galaxy, the Milky Way, is quite challenging.

I will show how a new set of analysis of purely observational data permit to draw strong model-independent conclusions on the presence of DM in the Milky Way, and sketch its distribution while getting rid of theoretical bias. These new results are competitive with those of existing methods, and open up an interesting avenue for the study of the dark matter profile of the Milky Way with forthcoming observational results.