Chalonge School CIAS Meudon Workshop Dark Matter 2010

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Location:  Meudon, France

Ecole Internationale d’Astrophysique Daniel Chalonge

CIAS Meudon Workshop 2010 “Dark Matter in the Universe and Universal Properties of Galaxies: Theory and Observations”

at the Meudon campus of Observatoire de Paris, CIAS, in the historic Château building, 8-11 June 2010

The Workshop addresses the problem of Dark Matter in the Universe and the Universal properties of Galaxies, with an effort of clarification and synthesis by combining in a conceptual framework, theory, analytical, observational and numerical simulation results. The subject will be approached in a threefold way:

(I) Conceptual context: Dark Matter in cosmology and astrophysics: current status, perspective and prospective of the research in the subject: theory and observations

(II) Astronomical observations linked to the galaxy structural properties and especially to the universal properties of galaxies: high quality rotation curves, kinematics, density profiles, gravitational lensing, small and large structures.

(III) Numerical simulations, large structures, structures and substructures.

Topics: Kinetic theory and the recent progress in solving the Boltzmann-Vlasov equation to obtain the observed universal properties of galaxies. N-body numerical simulations. The dark matter surface density in galaxies. The phase-space density of dark matter.

Particle model independent analysis of astrophysical dark matter. The mass of the dark matter particle at the keV scale as determined from theory combined to observations and numerical simulations. The impact of the mass of the dark matter particle on the small scale structure formation and the choice of the initial conditions. The radial profiles and the Dark Matter distribution. Cores vs. Cusps.

The recently highlighted keV scale Dark Matter.

Sessions last for four full days in the beautiful Meudon campus of Observatoire de Paris, where CIAS “Centre International d´Ateliers Scientifiques” is located. All sessions take place in the historic Château building, (built in 1706 by great architect Jules-Hardouin Mansart in orders by King Louis XIV for his son the Grand Dauphin).

The Meeting is open to all scientists interested in the subject. The format of the Meeting is intended to allow easy and fruitful mutual contact and communication. All Informations about the meeting and registration to it are displayed at:

Early Registration is strongly encouraged

With compliments and kind regards,