Jun 23 – 28, 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone

Dark matter in the Milky Way: new dynamical constraints

Jun 27, 2014, 2:20 PM
Room 5 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 5

Tuschinski Theatre

Presentation Dark Matter: Cosmological Aspects Dark Matter: Cosmological Aspects


Miguel Pato (TU Munich)


The distribution of dark matter in the Milky Way is poorly constrained at present and represents a major uncertainty for both direct and indirect dark matter searches. In this talk, I shall present new constraints on the dark matter distribution based on photometric and dynamical observations of our Galaxy. First, state-of-the-art models for the distribution of baryons are calibrated against the latest data, paying special attention to the morphology of the bulge, stellar disk and gas. Second, a new up-to-date compilation of galactic rotation curve measurements is set up in order to pinpoint the total gravitation potential. I will then show how the combination of these two ingredients provides interesting constraints not only on the dark matter local density but also on its profile across the Galaxy.

Primary author

Miguel Pato (TU Munich)


Gianfranco Bertone fabio iocco (Instituto de Fisica Teorica)

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