Department of Physics & Astronomy

Louis Strigari

Assistant Professor

Louis Strigari

Biography

Dark matter, which is deduced through the motions of stars and gas in galaxies, and large scale observations of gravitational lensing and of the cosmic microwave background, is a well-established aspect of cosmological theory. Though its precise nature is unknown, it has become clear its existence points directly to new physics, likely in the form of an undiscovered elementary particle that is connected to a theoretical model such as supersymmetry. My research involves understanding astrophysical aspects of dark matter, and connecting these observations to particle dark matter theories. I work to understand data from high energy astrophysics experiments and from direct dark matter detection experiments. I utilize numerical simulations and numerical algorithms to model data from dark matter-dominated galaxies.