The search for dark matter is at a crossroads. Now, physicists have a new way to tell what the invisible stuff is made of.
Andreea Font is a theoretical cosmologist and reader in Theoretical Astrophysics at Liverpool John Moores University. Andrea’s interests are in the formation and evolution of galaxies, in particular in the formation of the Milky Way. To this aim, Andrea builds computer simulations that follow the evolution of Milky Way-type galaxies since their birth until the present time. Andrea also has an interest in deciphering the nature of dark matter and currently works on how we can distinguish between various possible dark matter models by using the chemical and kinematical signatures of stars in the Milky Way.