Distribution Functions of Dark Matter Halos

Distribution Functions of Dark Matter Halos

Pacific
Speaker(s) Axel Gross (University of Minnesota)
Description

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The spherical NFW profile provides a good approximation to the density distributions of dark matter halos. In dynamical equilibrium, this density profile should correspond to a stationary distribution function of dark matter in phase space. We derive this distribution function and show that it is a good match to those obtained from N-body simulations.