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Matter, Dark Matter, and Anti-Matter: In Search of the Hidden Universe
Название: Matter, Dark Matter, and Anti-Matter: In Search of the Hidden Universe Автор: Alain Mazure, Vincent Le Brun Издательство: Springer Год: 2012 Страниц: 195 ISBN: 1441988211 Формат: PDF Размер: 48 МВ Язык: Английский For
over ten years, the dark side of the universe has been headline news.
Detailed studies of the rotation of spiral galaxies, and 'mirages'
created by clusters of galaxies bending the light from very remote
objects, have convinced astronomers of the presence of large quantities
of dark (unseen) matter in the cosmos. The most striking fact is that
they seem to compromise about 95% of the matter/energy content of the
universe. As for ordinary matter, although we are immersed in a sea of
dark particles, including primordial neutrinos and photons from fossil
cosmological radiation, both we and our environment are made of
ordinary, 'baryonic' matter. Authors Mazure and Le Brun present the
inventory of matter, baryonic and exotic, and investigating the nature
and fate of matter's twin, anti-matter. They show how technological
progress has been a result of basic research, in tandem with the
evolution of new ideas, and how the combined effect of these advances
might help lift the cosmic veil.