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Joint Theory Seminar: Yiming Zhong

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Joint Theory Seminar Speaker: Yiming Zhong
Email: ymzhong@bu.edu
Title: Cooling self-interacting dark matter halos
Host:  John Terning
Room: 432
Abstract: Dark sector models naturally introduce elastic and dissipative self-interactions of dark matter. The heat exchange induced by the elastic scattering permits the gravothermal evolution of the halo. Through the evolution, the inner halo  firstly develops a core but ultimately becomes cuspy. Based on a semi-analytic fluid model calibrated with N-body simulations, we find that a mild dissipative scattering can significantly accelerate this evolution. Using near-field dwarf galaxies that exhibit a core-like dark matter density profile, we derive novel constraints on the strength of dissipative interactions and the energy loss per collision.

Date Mon, October 8, 2018
Time 1:30pm-3:00pm PDT
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes
Access Public
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Updated Tue, September 11, 2018 1:24pm PDT
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