PHY326/426 - Dark Matter and the Universe

The Bullet Cluster

Module Summary

The aims of this optional course are to review galactic dynamics relevant to the origin of the dark matter problem, evidence for dark matter from galaxy rotation curves and gravitational lensing, the abundance of dark matter from cosmic microwave background observations, an introduction to cold, warm and hot dark matter candidates, WIMPs and axions as dark matter candidates and finally dark energy and the fate of the Universe. Searches for dark matter particles are covered with some lectures given by world-leading experts in the field.


Module description


Timetable information for this module can be found listed here

Course material

Lecture and other notes
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WIMP Scattering Theory Notes

Topic Questions and Answers


Autumn semester 2013-14

Autumn semester 2014-15

Past Exam Papers

Past examination papers for this module can be found list here