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Dark Matter 2018 Conference

Event Details

Location: Biosciences Auditorium, Queen's University, Kingston ON

Date: July 15, 2018

Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

This July 2018: The Physics of Galaxy Scaling Relations and the Nature of Dark Matter. July 15-21, 2018.

A new vision of galaxy scaling relations is emerging whereby no one single mechanism can solve all conundrums but rather where gravity and radiative forces compete on local and global scales to achieve the remarkable equilibrium observed through galaxy scaling relations. The specific nature of the dark matter may provide the ultimate key to unraveling the deepest scaling relation mysteries.

This Conference will review the various physical scenarios that are being proposed to explain the existence of most galaxy scaling relations and whether these depend on universal processes of galaxy formation as well as the environment and cosmic time. While numerous applications of galaxy scaling relations exist, we specifically wish to understand why and how these relations come about. An honest discussion about the nature of dark matter and alternatives to basic (cold) dark matter models is also called for.

Conference sessions will be held in the Biosciences Auditorium (BIO 1101) in the Biosciences Complex on Queen’s University campus.
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