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Title: Novel approaches to the study of particle dark matter in astrophysics

A deep understanding of the role of the dark matter in the different astrophysical scenarios of the local Universe such as galaxies, represent a crucial step to describe in a more consistent way the role of dark matter in cosmology. This kind of studies requires the interconnection between particle physics within and beyond the Standard Model, and fundamental physics such as thermodynamics and statistics, within a fully relativistic treatment of Gravity. After giving a comprehensive summary of the different types of dark matter and their role in astrophysics, we discuss the recent efforts in describing the distribution of dark matter in the center and halo of galaxies from first principles such as gravitational interactions, quantum statistics and particle physics; and its implications with the observations.
Authors:
 [1] ; ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. ICRANet, P.zza della Repubblica 10, I–65122 Pescara (Italy)
  2. (Italy)
  3. Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmology Group, Department of Physics, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS (United Kingdom)
  4. (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22494326
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1693; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 2. ICRANet Cesar Lattes meeting on supernovae, neutron stars and black holes, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 13-22 Apr 2015; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ASTROPHYSICS; COSMOLOGY; DISTRIBUTION; GALAXIES; GRAVITATION; GRAVITATIONAL INTERACTIONS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PARTICLES; RELATIVISTIC RANGE; STANDARD MODEL; STATISTICS; THERMODYNAMICS; UNIVERSE