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Dark Matter in the Universe

Marc S Seigar


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.

About Editors

Marc Seigar is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). He is also the Director of the Marshall W Alworth Planetarium at UMD. Professor Seigar has published numerous papers and conference proceedings articles in the field of galaxy dynamics, spiral structure, and dark matter.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: The Need for Dark Matter / The Formation of Structure and Dark Matter in Galaxies / Cold Dark Matter, Hot Dark Matter, and their alternatives / Types of Dark Matter / Indirect Detection of Dark Matter / Direct Detection of Dark Matter / What the Future Holds


Paperback ISBN: 9780750327985

Ebook ISBN: 9781681741826

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6817-4118-5

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers


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