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The mystery of dark matter

In search of the invisible

Authors: Kapferer, Wolfgang

  • Explains in a generally understandable way how dark matter can be observed
  • Covers an array of topics between early clues and current observations
  • Illustrates the exciting search for the invisible matter that makes up a large part of the universe
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With this book, you embark on an exciting search for dark matter, which constitutes a major part of the mass of our universe, according to the current state of research. The author clearly explains which key observations have led to the inclusion of an invisible mass component in the standard model of our universe. The focus is on the "observations" of the invisible: starting with the early indications of the strange cohesion of galaxy clusters and moving on to current observations such as cosmic background radiation. In addition, you will learn about the direct and indirect measuring methods currently being used by researchers to try to track down dark matter and what might hide behind the phenomenon. " The mystery of dark matter " is a book for all those who want to learn what is actual known about the invisible mass that dominates our universe and what are the approaches to track down the mystery.

 


About the authors

Wolfgang Kapferer, born 1973, studied astronomy and physics at the University of Innsbruck. In his doctoral thesis and active research time he worked on theoretical models of the evolution of large-scale structures, so-called galaxy clusters. A central role was played by computer simulations and their comparison with observations. The main focus of his work was to better understand the gas dynamic processes involved.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The mystery of dark matter
Book Subtitle
In search of the invisible
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-62202-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-62201-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 159
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
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