Monday, August 20, 2012

Experimental Constraints On Dark Matter Theories

A preprint released Friday by Matts Roos summarizes the experimental constraints upon, and evidence for, dark matter phenomena. The abstract of the thirty-nine page paper entitled, "Astrophysical and cosmological probes of dark matter" explains:

Dark matter has been introduced to explain mass deficits noted at different astronomical scales, in galaxies, groups of galaxies, clusters, superclusters and even across the full horizon. Dark matter makes itself felt only through its gravitational effects. This review summarizes phenomenologically all the astrophysical and cosmological probes that have been used to give evidence for its existence.

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