Springer-praxis books – books in popular astronomyMatter, Dark Matter, and Anti-Matter: In Search of the Hidden Universe [1ed.]9781441988225, 144198822X

Author : Alain Mazure, Vincent Le Brun (auth.)
Description: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 matters 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.
Categories: Physics Astronomy: Astrophysics
Year :2012
Publisher : Springer-Verlag New York
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 172[188]
File Info : pdf 48 Mb

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