These lectures are intended to provide a brief pedagogical review of dark matter for the newcomer to the subject. We begin with a discussion of the astrophysical evidence for dark matter. The standard weakly-interacting massive particle (WIMP) scenario--the motivation, particle models, and detection techniques--is then reviewed. We provide a brief sampling of some recent variations to the standard WIMP scenario as well as some alternatives (axions and sterile neutrinos). Exercises are provided for the reader.

Dark Matter Astrophysics / D'Amico, Guido; Kamionkowski, Marc; Sigurdson, Kris. - (2009), pp. 241-272.

Dark Matter Astrophysics

Guido D'Amico;
2009

Abstract

These lectures are intended to provide a brief pedagogical review of dark matter for the newcomer to the subject. We begin with a discussion of the astrophysical evidence for dark matter. The standard weakly-interacting massive particle (WIMP) scenario--the motivation, particle models, and detection techniques--is then reviewed. We provide a brief sampling of some recent variations to the standard WIMP scenario as well as some alternatives (axions and sterile neutrinos). Exercises are provided for the reader.
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Dark Matter Astrophysics / D'Amico, Guido; Kamionkowski, Marc; Sigurdson, Kris. - (2009), pp. 241-272.
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