The dark universe: dark matter and dark energy

author: Edward W. Kolb, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago
published: Sept. 17, 2010,   recorded: January 2008,   views: 10172
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According to the standard cosmological model, 95% of the present mass density of the universe is dark: roughly 70% of the total in the form of dark energy and 25% in the form of dark matter. In a series of four lectures, I will begin by presenting a brief review of cosmology, and then I will review the observational evidence for dark matter and dark energy. I will discuss some of the proposals for dark matter and dark energy, and connect them to high-energy physics. I will also present an overview of an observational program to quantify the properties of dark energy.

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