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Snowmass2021 Cosmic Frontier White Paper: Dark Matter Physics from Halo Measurements

  title={Snowmass2021 Cosmic Frontier White Paper: Dark Matter Physics from Halo Measurements},
  author={Keith C. Bechtol and Simon Birrer and Francis-Yan Cyr-Racine and Katelin Schutz and Susmita Adhikari and Arka Banerjee and Simeon Bird and Nikita Blinov and Kimberly K. Boddy and C'eline Boehm and Kevin Bundy and Malte Buschmann and Sukanya Chakrabarti and David Curtin and Liang Dai and Alex Drlica-Wagner and Cora Dvorkin and Adrienne L. Erickcek and Daniel Gilman and Saniya Heeba and Stacy Y. Kim and Vid Irvsivc and Alexie Leauthaud and Mark R. Lovell and Zarija Luki'c and Yao-Yuan Mao and S. Mau and Andrea Mitridate and Philip Mocz and Julian B. Mu{\~n}oz and Ethan O. Nadler and Annika H. G. Peter and Adrian. M. Price-Whelan and Andrew Robertson and Nashwan Sabti and Neelima Sehgal and Nora Shipp and Joshua D. Simon and Rajeev Kumar Singh and Ken Van Tilburg and Risa H. Wechsler and Axel Widmark and Hai-Bo Yu},
The non-linear process of cosmic structure formation produces gravitationally bound overdensities of dark matter known as halos. The abundances, density profiles, ellipticities, and spins of these halos can be tied to the underlying fundamental particle physics that governs dark matter at microscopic scales. Thus, macroscopic measurements of dark matter halos offer a unique opportunity to determine the underlying properties of dark matter across the vast landscape of dark matter theories. This… 

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