I am mainly interested in learning about the nature of Dark Matter from a galactic dynamics perspective. In particular, satellite-host interactions such as the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) and the Milky Way.
I’ve run numerical simulations and build MW’s DM halo potentials using Basis Field Expansions (BFE) to accurately capture its time evolution in the last 2 Gyrs.

Quantifying the impact of the Large Magellanic Cloud on the structure of the Milky Way’s dark matter halo using Basis Function Expansions

The Galaxy response to the LMC from Nicolas Garavito on Vimeo.

Hunting for the Dark Matter Wake induced by the Large Magellanic Cloud

The LMC is the most massive satellite of the Milky Way (MW), roughly a tenth of its mass, and in its currently on it first passage around the MW. Such a massive satellite generate the strongest Dark Matter Wake in the Milky Way. In this paper, present a suite of eight high-resolution (mp = 1.2 x 10^4 Msun) that reproduce the MW-LMC interaction since the LMC just entered the MW’s DM halo ~2 Gyr ago. We quantified the density and kinematic perturbation produced by the Dark Matter Wake. Read more here…
During my masters degree I ran radiative transfer simulations of the resonant line, Lyman alpha using CLARA. In our paper, we showed how a rotating gasous halo around a galaxy shapes the observed morpohlogy of the Lyman$\alpha$ line.