Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss dark matter, the mysterious and invisible substance that is believed to make up most of the universe.
Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss dark matter, the mysterious and invisible substance which is believed to make up most of the Universe. In 1932 the Dutch astronomer Jan Oort noticed that the speed at which galaxies moved was at odds with the amount of material they appeared to contain. He hypothesized that much of this 'missing' matter was simply invisible to telescopes. Today astronomers and particle physicists are still fascinated by the search for dark matter and the question of what it is.
Public Astronomer at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge and Gresham Professor of Astronomy
Ogden Professor of Fundamental Physics and Director of the Institute for Computational Cosmology at the University of Durham
Reader in Physics at the University of Nottingham
Producer: Simon Tillotson.
LINKS AND FURTHER READING
Gianfranco Bertone, Behind the Scenes of the Universe: From the Higgs to Dark Matter (Oxford University Press, 2013)
Katherine Freese, The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter (Princeton University Press, 2014)
Iain Nicholson, Dark Side of the Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Fate of the Cosmos (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007)
Jeremiah P. Ostriker and Simon Mitton, Heart of Darkness: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Invisible Universe (Princeton University Press, 2013)
Robert Sanders, The Dark Matter Problem: A Historical Perspective, (Cambridge University Press, 2014)
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