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School of Physics Colloquium Series: Rachel Kuzio de Naray, Georgia State University
Dark matter plays an important role in our current understanding of the universe. Low surface brightness spiral galaxies are particularly excellent laboratories for probing the dark matter distribution and placing constraints on theoretical models. I will discuss the observational techniques used to study these galaxies and their dark matter halos. I will also discuss how well current dark matter models describe the observations and suggest how they might need to be updated.