The Dark Universe: Matter, Energy and Gravity

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Overview

This book reviews the recent findings on the composition of the Universe, its dynamics, and the implications of both for the evolution of large-scale structure and for fundamental theories of the Universe. This book is an invaluable resource for both professional astronomers and graduate students in this cutting-edge area of research.
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Review of the hardback: '... this volume includes some pedagogical articles which graduate students and practitioners of the field may find useful to have on their shelves.' The Observatory
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Meet the Author

Mario Livio

Mario Livio is a senior astrophysicist and the Head of the Office of Public Outreach at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the author of The Golden Ratio, a highly acclaimed book about mathematics and art for which he received the International Pythagoras Prize and the Peano Prize, The Equation That Couldn't Be Solved, and The Accelerating Universe.  He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Table of Contents

Participants
Preface
A brief history of dark matter 1
Microlensing towards the Magellanic Clouds: Nature of the lenses and implications on dark matter 14
Searching for the Galactic dark matter 24
Hot gas in clusters of galaxies and [Omega][subscript M] 34
Tracking the baryon density from the Big Bang to the present 46
Modified Newtonian Dynamics and its implications 62
Cosmological parameters and quintessence from radio galaxies 77
The mass density of the Universe 96
Growth of structure in the Universe 102
Cosmological implications of the most distant supernova (known) 123
Dynamical probes of the Halo Mass Function 139
Detection of gravitational waves from inflation 162
Cosmological constant problems and their solutions 173
Dark matter and dark energy: A physicist's perspective 183
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