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Astrophysics and Space Science Library

Dark Matter and Dark Energy

A Challenge for Modern Cosmology

Editors: Matarrese, S., Colpi, M., Gorini, V., Moschella, U. (Eds.)

    • The status of research on the dark components of our Universe from an observational and theoretical perspective
    • With a compact introduction to cosmological perturbation theory, fundamental to understand the main observational probes of dark matter and dark energy
    • Describes the status of cosmic microwave background, large-scale structure and high-redshift type IaSupernovae observations

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This book brings together reviews from leading international authorities on the developments in the study of dark matter and dark energy, as seen from both their cosmological and particle physics side. Studying the physical and astrophysical properties of the dark components of our Universe is a crucial step towards the ultimate goal of unveiling their nature. The work developed from a doctoral school sponsored by the Italian Society of General Relativity and Gravitation. The book starts with a concise introduction to the standard cosmological model, as well as with a presentation of the theory of linear perturbations around a homogeneous and isotropic background. It covers the particle physics and cosmological aspects of dark matter and (dynamical) dark energy, including a discussion of how modified theories of gravity could provide a possible candidate for dark energy. A detailed presentation is also given of the possible ways of testing the theory in terms of cosmic microwave background, galaxy redshift surveys and weak gravitational lensing observations. Included is a chapter reviewing extensively the direct and indirect methods of detection of the hypothetical dark matter particles. Also included is a self-contained introduction to the techniques and most important results of numerical (e.g. N-body) simulations in cosmology. This volume will be useful to researchers, PhD and graduate students in Astrophysics, Cosmology Physics and Mathematics, who are interested in cosmology, dark matter and dark energy.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Relativistic Cosmology

    Straumann, Norbert

    Pages 3-131

  • Cosmology with Cosmic Microwave Background and Large-Scale Structure Observations

    Verde, Licia

    Pages 133-176

  • Cosmology with Gravitational Lensing

    Heavens, Alan

    Pages 177-216

  • Cosmology with Numerical Simulations

    Moscardini, Lauro (et al.)

    Pages 217-237

  • Dark Matter Astrophysics

    D’Amico, Guido (et al.)

    Pages 241-272

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Book Subtitle
A Challenge for Modern Cosmology
Editors
  • Sabino Matarrese
  • Monica Colpi
  • Vittorio Gorini
  • Ugo Moschella
Series Title
Astrophysics and Space Science Library
Series Volume
370
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8685-3
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8685-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8684-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3529-3
Series ISSN
0067-0057
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 404
Additional Information
Jointly published with Canopus Academic Publishing Limited, UK
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