Project

Dark matter in dwarf galaxies

Duration
01 October 2011 → 20 January 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Astronomy and space sciences
Keywords
galaxies dark matter evolution
 
Project description

Dwarf galaxies hold the key to solve some of the most important questions in current extragalactic astronomy regarding galaxy environment, star formation and dark matter. Through stellar population analysis, dynamical modelling and numerical simulations we will examine the controlling mechanism of star formation, the role of the dark matter, the dwarf dark-matter halo occupancy and the physical processes behind the observed scaling relations.