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Dark Matter in Galaxies

Carlos J. A. P. Martins

We discuss the details of the mass discrepancy phenomenon in galaxies usually accounted for by postulating the presence of a non luminous component. In the theoretical framework of Newtonian gravity and Dark matter halos we discuss the properties of the latter as emerging from the state-of-the-art of numerical simulations performed in the current LCDM scenario of cosmological structure formation. Theoretical constraints on the elusive nature of the dark matter particles and its direct and indirect searches are highlighted. Finally, it is suggested that at least part of this phenomenology should enter in the standard knowledge background of cosmologists.

2010 December 07, 17:27

Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto (Auditorium)
Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia