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Dark matter in the universe

Marc S. Seigar author. Morgan & Claypool Publishers, publisher.; Institute of Physics (Great Britain) publisher.; Institute of Physics and the Physical Society

2015

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  • Title:
    Dark matter in the universe
  • Author: Marc S. Seigar author.
  • Morgan & Claypool Publishers, publisher.; Institute of Physics (Great Britain) publisher.; Institute of Physics and the Physical Society
  • Description: Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Author biography -- 1. The need for dark matter -- 2. The formation of structure and dark matter in Galaxies -- 3. Cold dark matter, hot dark matter, and their alternatives.
    4. Types of dark matter -- 4.1. WIMPs -- 4.2. SuperWIMPs -- 4.3. Sterile neutrinos -- 4.4. Axions.
    5. Indirect detection of dark matter -- 5.1. WIMPs -- 5.2. SuperWIMPs -- 5.3. Sterile neutrinos.
    6. Direct detection of dark matter -- 6.1. WIMPs -- 6.2. Axions -- 6.3. Detection of WIMPs and superWIMPs in particle colliders.
    7. What the future holds -- 7.1. Primary anisotropy in the CMB -- 7.2. Scenario 1 : dark matter is composed of neutralinos -- 7.3. Scenario 2 : dark matter is composed of gravitinos -- 7.4. Scenario 3 : dark matter is composed of sterile neutrinos -- 7.5. Scenario 4 : dark matter is 'hidden' -- 7.6. Concluding remarks.
    The study of dark matter, in both astrophysics and particle physics, has emerged as one of the most active and exciting topics of research in recent years. This book reviews the history behind the discovery of missing mass (or unseen mass) in the universe, and ties this into the proposed extensions to the Standard Model of Particle Physics (such as Supersymmetry), which were being proposed within the same time frame. This book is written as an introduction to these problems at the forefront of astrophysics and particle physics, with the goal of conveying the physics of dark matter to beginning undergraduate majors in scientific fields. The book goes on to describe existing and upcoming experiments and techniques, which will be used to detect dark matter either directly or indirectly.
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Publisher: San Rafael California 40 Oak Drive, San Rafael, CA, 94903, USA : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Format: 1 online resource (71 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Identifier: ISBN 9781681741185;ISBN 1681741180;ISBN 9781681742465;ISBN 1681742462
  • Subjects: Dark matter (Astronomy); Cosmology; Cosmology and the universe; SCIENCE -- Physics -- Astrophysics; Cosmology; Dark matter (Astronomy); Interstellar matter; Astronomy; Deism; Metaphysics; Astronomy; Deism; Metaphysics; Interstellar matter; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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