Jun 23 – 28, 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone

Dark Matter in the Milky Way: model-independent determination.

Jun 27, 2014, 2:40 PM
Room 5 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 5

Tuschinski Theatre

Presentation Dark Matter: Cosmological Aspects Dark Matter: Cosmological Aspects


fabio iocco (Instituto de Fisica Teorica)


We use a new compilation of data for the Rotation Curve of our own Galaxy in order to assess evidence for a Dark component of matter. We construct the rotation curve expected from a large sample of models of the baryonic (star and gas) component of the Milky Way, and infer the missing component with high statistical evidence. This model-independent approach shows evidence for a dark component without any explicit dependence neither on the shape of the DM profile, nor on the properties of stellar population dynamics, typically affecting this sort of analysis.

Primary author

fabio iocco (Instituto de Fisica Teorica)


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