Jul 22 – 27, 2018
MacMillian
US/Eastern timezone

Probing the nature of dark matter with gravitational lensing

Jul 23, 2018, 11:50 AM
25m
117 (MacMillian)

117

MacMillian

Brown University Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Talk Plenary 1.2 Plenary Session

Speakers

Mr Daniel Gilman (UCLA) DANIEL GILMAN

Description

The particle nature of dark matter affects the progression of structure formation in the universe. On small scales, differences between the standard cold dark matter picture and alternatives, such as warm or self-interacting dark matter, become especially pronounced. Gravitational lensing provides a mechanism to directly probe the density profiles and overall abundance of low mass dark matter halos through their gravitational distortion of light emitted from a background galaxy. I will describe various techniques that wield data from strong lenses to probe dark matter on small scales, and forecast the constraining power of these methods in years to come.

Primary author

Mr Daniel Gilman (UCLA)

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