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Highly magnified gravitationally lensed stars as a probe to the nature of dark matter Jordi Miralda-Escude

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 11:15 to 12:30 Auditorium

Dark matter continues to pose one of the most important questions in modern cosmology. Gravitationally lensed multiple images of galaxies, quasars and stars provide several opportunities for testing the clumpiness of dark matter on small scales due to, for example, compact objects, axion mini-clusters and waves, or subhalos orbiting on galactic or cluster dark matter halos. The idea of using highly magnified stars by lensing clusters to probe this small-scale granularity in the dark matter will be discussed.