Stacy Kim

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Stacy Kim is a Nashman/CTAC postdoctoral fellow involved in the search for the particle identity of dark matter.  She runs high-resolution, cosmological hydrodynamical simulations of the smallest and most dark matter dominated objects in the universe---dwarf galaxies---as a part of the EDGE Collaboration, and in particular leads the effort to run them with alternative dark matter physics.  Informed by these simulations, she builds models to understand how dwarf galaxies' formation and evolution are affected by their dark matter content.  She uses these models to determine the signatures that different dark matter particles leave on large populations of dwarf galaxies, and test if they can be detected by current and upcoming surveys