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Dark Matter and Galaxy Formation

Primack, Joel R. (2009) Dark Matter and Galaxy Formation. .

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The four lectures that I gave in the XIII Ciclo de Cursos Especiais at the National Observatory of Brazil in Rio in October 2008 were (1) a brief history of dark matter and structure formation in a LambdaCDM universe; (2) challenges to LambdaCDM on small scales: satellites, cusps, and disks; (3) data on galaxy evolution and clustering compared with simulations; and (4) semi-analytic models. These lectures, themselves summaries of much work by many people, are summarized here briefly.

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Additional Information:I thank my collaborators – especially Avishai Dekel, Sandra Faber, and Rachel Somerville – for many helpful discussions, and for some of the slides used in the lectures that I gave in Rio. I also thank my current and former students and other colleagues, including the participants in the 2009 Caltech workshop supported by the W. M. Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) ―Shedding Light on the Nature of Dark Matter‖ ( and also the participants in the 2009 University of California Santa Cruz Workshop on Galaxy Formation (, for many helpful discussions. I am grateful to NASA and NSF for grants that supported my research relevant to topics covered in these lectures.
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