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Ryan Hynd, University of Pennsylvania
We will consider the dynamics of a finite number of particles that interact pairwise and undergo perfectly inelastic collisions. Such physical systems conserve mass and momentum and satisfy the Euler-Poisson equations. In one spatial dimension, we will show how to derive an extra entropy estimate which allows us to characterize the limit as the number of particles tends to infinity.
Jose Maria Diego Rodriguez, Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria
Dark matter is arguably one of the main mysteries in modern physics. We know how much is there, we know where it is but we don't know what it is. Despite the numerous (and expensive) efforts on Earth to directly detect the alleged and elusive dark matter particle, experimental evidence remains as elusive as the dark matter particle itself. As of today, the strongest (and only) experimental evidence for dark matter still comes from astrophysical probes. One of such probes is gravitational lensing that can be used to map the distribution of dark matter on cosmological scales. I will briefly review the most popular candidates for dark matter and focus on our research that uses gravitational lensing to rule out some of these candidates.
Jingmei Qiu, University of Delaware
There are no conferences next week.