Galaxies: Their Structure and Cosmological Formation in the Dark Matter Paradigm

A special issue of Universe (ISSN 2218-1997). This special issue belongs to the section "Galaxies and Clusters".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2021) | Viewed by 444

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1. SISSA-International School for Advanced Studies, Via Bonomea 265, 34136 Trieste, TS, Italy
2. INFN-Sezione di Trieste, Via Valerio 2, 34127 Trieste, TS, Italy
Interests: cosmology; dark matter; extragalactic astrophysics
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Department für Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Garching, Germany
Interests: dark matter; computational astrophysics; galaxies structure and formation; stars and stellar clusters

Special Issue Information

The distribution of the non-luminous matter in galaxies of different luminosity and Hubble types is much more than proof of the existence of dark particles. It provides us with crucial information on the nature of the dark particles and how these structures are formed and evolved. The investigation of such an issue is extremely timely, and the study of such structural properties of galaxies to date have excluded many particle candidates; at the same time, the direct or indirect detection of dark particles is still lacking. It is clear that observations at low and high redshift, theoretical and computational astrophysics, and cosmological simulations—as detailed studies of the various cosmological scenarios—are all necessary to shed light on the mystery of the dark matter in galaxies and on their formation and evolution. This Special Issue welcomes papers and reviews on any aspect of these issues.

Prof. Dr. Paolo Salucci
Prof. Dr. Andreas Burkert
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  • dark matter phenomenon
  • detection of dark matter
  • galaxies
  • galaxy formation and evolution
  • cosmological simulations and computational astrophysics

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