In a series of posts I have given some background information about the exciting possibility that dark matter might be self-interacting. Thanks to the award of a Marie Curie Fellowship, I will be able to continue my research on SIDM by exploring different questions related to galaxy formation/evolution in SIDM.
Most significantly, together with a team of international collaborators, we will try to simulate, for the first time, the formation of a galaxy in the context of SIDM. So far, all studies based on SIDM have been done exclusively at the level of considering the growth of dark matter structures only. We aim at extending these studies by including the physical processes that are responsible for the formation of stars, their evolution and death as supernovae (in the case of the most massive stars).
I'll try to keep this blog updated with our latest results.