University of Waterloo
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Assistant Professor, Centre for Astrophysics & Cosmology
University of Iceland
The Cold Dark Matter (CDM) hypothesis remains the cornerstone for the current modeling of galaxy formation and evolution. Despite the success and appeal of CDM, outstanding challenges remain at subgalactic scales. Solutions to these problems have been proposed invoking either known but uncertain complex gas and stellar physics (baryonic physics) or unknown new dark matter physics. In this talk I will present a review of the current situation and argue that a unified picture is needed to explore galaxy formation and evolution in the broadest sense (ETHOS framework).
I will discuss the challenges ahead in disentangling dark and baryonic physics.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.