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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

Understanding the EROS2 Observations Towards the Spiral Arms Within a Classical Galactic Model Framework
Speaker(s): Sohrab Rahvar
Abstract: I will introduce the gravitational microlensing, its application to the compact dark matter detection and the extra-solar planet observations. EROS has been performed the microlensing observation in four directions of the Galactic plane, away from the Galactic center. I will report the observational results and the interpret the data within the Standard Galactic model. As a result we extract the best fit to the dust contribution in the Galactic disk, orientation of the Galactic bar and the abundance of the red giants compare to local stellar distribution.
Date: 04/10/2011 - 11:00 am
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