9780521822275

The Dark Universe: Matter, Energy and Gravity

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521822275

  • ISBN10:

    0521822270

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-04-05
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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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. With each chapter written by a leading expert in the field, topics include massive compact halo objects, the oldest white dwarfs, hot gas in clusters of galaxies, primordial nucleosynthesis, modified Newtonian dynamics, the cosmic mass density, the growth of large-scale structure, and a discussion of dark energy. This book is an invaluable resource for both professional astronomers and graduate students in this cutting-edge area of research.

Table of Contents

1. A brief history of dark matter Vera Rubin
2. Microlensing towards the Magellanic Clouds Kailash Sahu
3.Searching for galactic dark matter Harvey Richer
4. Hot gas in clusters of galaxies and Omega Megan Donahue
5. Tracking the Baryon density from the Big Bang to the present Gary Steigman
6. Modified Newtonian dynamics and its implications Bob Sanders
7. Cosmological parameters and quintessence from radio galaxies Ruth Daly and Eric Guerra
8. The mass density of the Universe Neta Bahcall
9. Growth of structure in the Universe John Peacock
10. Cosmological implications of the most distant supernova (known) Adam Riess
11. Dynamical probes of the Halo mass function Chris Kochanek
12. Detection of gravitational waves from inflation Marc Kamionkowski and Andrew Jaffe
13. Cosmological constant problems and their solution Alex Vilenkin
14. Dark Matter and dark energy: a physicist's perspective Michael Dine.

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