A novel determination of the local dark matter density

  title={A novel determination of the local dark matter density},
  author={Riccardo Catena and Piero Ullio},
  journal={Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
  • R. Catena, P. Ullio
  • Published 1 July 2009
  • Physics
  • Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
We present a novel study on the problem of constructing mass models for the Milky Way, concentrating on features regarding the dark matter halo component. We have considered a variegated sample of dynamical observables for the Galaxy, including several results which have appeared recently, and studied a 7- or 8dimensional parameter space - defining the Galaxy model - by implementing a Bayesian approach to the parameter estimation based on a Markov Chain Monte Carlo method. The main result of… Expand
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