S317.8.02 — Stellar kinematics and dark matter in dwarf galaxies

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Aug 5th at 4:30 PM until 5:00 PM

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Author(s): Giuseppina Battaglia1

Institution(s): 1. Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias

In this review I will tour through the most recent findings on the internal kinematic properties of Local Group dwarf galaxies, as determined from extensive spectroscopic surveys of their stellar component.
I will also discuss the current status on determinations of the dark matter content and distribution in these objects, with particular focus on the Milky Way dwarf spheroidals, for which the available data-sets allow the application of sophisticated mass modeling techniques.