In Search of Dark Matter

  • Ken Freeman
  • Geoff McNamara

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Pages 11-19
  3. Pages 21-33
  4. Pages 35-48
  5. Pages 49-58
  6. Pages 69-81
  7. Pages 83-91
  8. Pages 93-103
  9. Pages 105-115
  10. Pages 131-137
  11. Pages 139-145
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 147-159

About this book


The dark matter problem is one of the most fundamental and profoundly difficult to solve problems in the history of science. Not knowing what makes up most of the known universe goes to the heart of our understanding of the Universe and our place in it. In Search of Dark Matter is the story of the emergence of the dark matter problem, from the initial erroneous ‘discovery’ of dark matter by Jan Oort to contemporary explanations for the nature of dark matter and its role in the origin and evolution of the Universe.

Written for the educated non-scientist and scientist alike, it spans a variety of scientific disciplines, from observational astronomy to particle physics. Concepts that the reader will encounter along the way are at the cutting edge of scientific research. However the themes are explained in such a way that no prior understanding of science beyond a high school education is necessary.



Big Bang Dark matter Universe astonomy cosmology darkness freeman gravitation quest

Authors and affiliations

  • Ken Freeman
    • 1
  • Geoff McNamara
    • 2
  1. 1.Research School of Astronomy & AstrophysicsThe Australian National University Mount Stromlo ObservatoryAustralia
  2. 2.EvattAustralia

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