Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

The Connection Between Galaxies and Dark Matter

Houjun Mo
University of Massachusetts

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
1:00 PM @ Stirling C

Abstract:

Current theory of structure formation assumes that the universe is dominated by cold dark matter. An important question is therefore how luminous objects, such as galaxies and clusters of galaxies are connected to the cold dark matter density field. In this presentation, I will describe a framework in which one can study the galaxy/dark matter connection in a systematical way. I will also present some of the results obtained so far and discuss their implications for galaxy formation and cosmology.