Risa Wechsler and Jeremy Tinker have published a review article on the connection between galaxies and their dark matter halos, covering roughly the last 15 years of this rapidly evolving field. The galaxy–halo connection provides a key test of physical galaxy-formation models; it also plays an essential role in constraints of cosmological models using galaxy surveys and in elucidating the properties of dark matter using galaxies. The review highlights techniques, applications, and outstanding questions in this exciting area.
An advanced draft is available here.
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