Jul 26 – 30, 2010
Montpellier 2 University
Europe/Paris timezone

Milky Way Satellites and Lambda Cold Dark Matter

Jul 29, 2010, 10:45 AM
Amphithéatre Dumontet (Montpellier 2 University)

Amphithéatre Dumontet

Montpellier 2 University

Place Eugene Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 FRANCE
Talk Structure Formation & N-body simulations Parallel Session : Structure Formation & N-body simulations 2


Dr Louis Strigari (Stanford)


The observed properties of dark matter on Galactic scales provide a powerful test of structure formation and on the theory of Lambda-Cold Dark Matter (LCDM). In this talk I will present new results on the mapping of the observed Milky Way satellite population onto the dark matter halo population in LCDM-based theoretical models using the highest resolution numerical simulations. I will discuss how these results provide important information on the properties of the least luminous objects in the Universe and on the population of dark subhalos in our Milky Way.

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Dr Louis Strigari (Stanford)

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