Dark Matter in the Universe / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer Netherlands
The second Erice course in the school of Particle-Astrophysics was held in May, 1988. The topic choosen was Dark Matter. This is one of the most exciting top ics at the interface of particle physics and astrophysics. It is developing rapidly now due to a coming together not only of the theoretical concepts from the early universe with the theoretical concepts of galaxy formation, but also the coming to gether of the theorists, experimentalists and observers. It is with Dark Matter, the combined interrelated topics of galaxy formation and the generation of large scale structure that we see a confrontation of the exotic ideas from the early universe, such as phase transitions and unification, coming face to face with the realities of traditional observational cosmology. These realities have recently been heightened by the tremendous number of new observations, demonstrating that large scale structure of the universe is far more complex than anybody had suspected. In particular, we now see large scale foam, apparent large scale velocity fields, indicating devations from the Hubble flow, large scales of the order 100 Mpc, and galaxy formation occurring at high red shifts much greater than unity. We also see an apparent correlation of clusters of galaxies that may even exceed the c- relation of galaxies despite their being on much larger scales with lower average densities.
Table of ContentsGalaxy Formation, Dark Matter and Large Scale Structure.- Detection of Dark Matter Candidates.- Large Scale Correlations and Dark Matter.- Particle Physics and Cosmology Beyond the Standard Model(s): Grand Unification and three Generation Superstring Models.- Primordial Magnetic Monopoles in Guts and three Generation Superstring Models.- Illustrations of Two- and Three- Dimensional Pancaking.- Cosmic Strings and Superconducting Cosmic Strings.- Search for Antimatter: Goals and Techniques.- Cosmological Models with ? ? 0..- Neutralino Dark Matter and its Detection.- Temperature Dependent Fluctuations in the Pre- Inflationary Phase.- Diffusive Shock Acceleration of Cosmic Rays and Gamma Radiation from Young Supernova Shells.- Lithium and the Nature of Dark Matter.- Dark Matter in the Universe.- Cosmic Strings: The Gravitational Backreaction Problem.- N-Body Simulations of a Universe Dominated by Cold Dark Matter.- Model Independence of Constraints on Particle Dark Matter Candidates.- Searches for Dark Matter Particles.