Article available online

Das kosmologische Standardmodell auf dem Prüfstand The German article on dwarf galaxies and the test of the cosmological standard model is available online. You can download it for free from the website of "Spektrum der Wissenschaft". On Tuesday, the printed magazin with our text will be in the stores. Subscribers of the popular science magazin already got their copies.

Feel free to discuss the article with us on this blog.

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Author: Marcel S. Pawlowski

I am a postdoc at the Department for Astronomy of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH (soon Hubble Fellow at UC Irvine). My work revolves around tidal dwarf galaxies – second-generation galaxies forming from the debris of galaxy collisions – and their use for testing models explaining the dark matter phenomenon. During my PhD studies in Bonn (in Pavel's group) my research concentrated on the phase-space distribution of the Milky Way's satellites (dwarf galaxies, globular clusters and tidal streams), their possible formation scenarios (in particular tidal dwarf galaxies) and tests of cosmological models on (cosmologically) small scales. My research interests are complemented by my interest in the philosophy of science and in science outreach. You can follow me on Twitter (@8minutesold) or find out more about me and my photography on my websites (http://marcelpawlowski.com & http://8minutesold.com).

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