Dark Halos of Spiral galaxies
Rob Swaters carries out a PhD project which studies the dark matter
content of about 80 WHISP dwarf galaxies. The observations will provide
rotation curves which will be analysed with the R-band luminosity
profiles to determine the properties of the dark matter component in
dwarf galaxies. The sample has sufficient spread in galaxy luminosities
to make it possible to examine the systematics of the mass distributions
as a function of luminosity.