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Astrophysical Tests of Dark Matter Self-Interactions

  title={Astrophysical Tests of Dark Matter Self-Interactions},
  author={Susmita Adhikari and Arka Banerjee and Kimberly K. Boddy and Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine and Harry Desmond and Cora Dvorkin and B. Jain and Felix Kahlhoefer and Manoj Kaplinghat and Anna M. Nierenberg and Annika H. G. Peter and Andrew Robertson and Jeremy Sakstein and Jes{\'u}s Zavala},
Self-interacting dark matter (SIDM) arises generically in scenarios for physics beyond the Standard Model that have dark sectors with light mediators or strong dynamics. The selfinteractions allow energy and momentum transport through halos, altering their structure and dynamics relative to those produced by collisionless dark matter. SIDM models provide a promising way to explain the diversity of galactic rotation curves, and they form a predictive and versatile framework for interpreting… 
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