Particle Physics and Cosmology: Dark Matter

Edited By

  • M. Srednicki

At least eighty percent of the mass of the universe consists of some material which, unlike ordinary matter, neither emits nor absorbs light. This book collects key papers related to the discovery of this astonishing fact and its profound implications for astrophysics, cosmology, and the physics of elementary particles. The book focuses on the likely possibility that the dark matter is composed of an as yet undiscovered elementary particle, and examines the boundaries of our present knowledge of the properties such a particle must possess.
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Book information

  • Published: June 1990
  • Imprint: NORTH-HOLLAND
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-88595-1


Table of Contents

Introduction. References. Papers: The Observational Evidence for Dark Matter. Contributors: J. Einasto, W.K. Ford, A. Kaasik, J.P. Ostriker, P.J.E. Peebles, V.C. Rubin, E. Saar, N. Thonnard, A. Yahil. The Case against Baryons as Dark Matter. Contributors: D.J. Hegyi, K.A. Olive, D.N. Schramm, G. Steigman, M.S. Turner, J. Yang. Light Neutrinos as Dark Matter. Contributors: J.R. Bond, G. Efstathiou, S.S. Gershtein, J. Silk, Ya.B. Zel'dovich. The Case against Light Neutrinos as Dark Matter. Contributors: M. Aaronson, M. Davis, S.M. Faber, C.S. Frenk, J.E. Gunn, D.N.C. Lin, S. Tremaine, S.D.M. White. The Case for Cold Dark Matter. Contributors: G.R. Blumenthal, M. Davis, G. Efstathiou, S.M. Faber, C.S. Frenk, P.J.E. Peebles, J.R. Primack, M.J. Rees, S.D.M. White. The Microwave Background: Theory and Experiment. Contributors: L.F. Abbott, J.R. Bond, G. Efstathiou, G. Epstein, P. Lubin, J. Silk, G. Smoot, J.M. Uson, T. Villela, N. Vittorio, D.T. Wilkinson, M.B. Wise. Axions as Dark Matter. Contributors: L. Abbott, M. Dine, W. Fischler, J. Preskill, P. Sikivie, F. Wilczek, M.B. Wise. Heavy Neutrinos and Supersymmetric Particles as Dark Matter. Contributors: A.D. Dolgov, J. Ellis, J. Faulkner, H. Goldberg, J. Gunn, J.S. Hagelin, P. Hut, B. Lee, I. Lerche, D.V. Nanopoulos, K.A. Olive, H. Quintana, C.L. Sarazin, D.N. Schramm, M. Srednicki, G. Steigman, M.I. Vysotskii, R. Watkins, S. Weinberg, Ya.B. Zel'dovich. Indirect Detection of Cold Dark Matter. Contributors: S.P. Ahlen et al, J. Ellis, R.A. Flores, IMB Collaboration: J. LoSecco et al, Kamioka Collaboration, B. Kuznik, K.A. Olive, W.H. Press, S. Ritz, J. Silk, D.N. Spergel, M. Srednicki. Direct Detection of Cold Dark Matter. Contributors: S.P. Ahlen et al, D.O. Caldwell et al, M. Goodman, K. Griest, P. Sikivie, M. Srednicki, I. Wasserman, E. Witten.