Imperial College London

ProfessorTimothySumner

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Experimental Astrophysics
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7552t.sumner

 
 
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Location

 

1108Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Sumner:2002:10.12942/lrr-2002-4,
author = {Sumner, TJ},
doi = {10.12942/lrr-2002-4},
journal = {Living Reviews in Relativity},
title = {Experimental searches for dark matter},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.12942/lrr-2002-4},
volume = {5},
year = {2002}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - There is now an enormously rich variety of experimental techniques being brought to bear on experimental searches for dark matter, covering a wide range of suggested forms for it. The existence of "dark matter", in some form or other, is inferred from a number of relatively simple observations and the problem has been known for over half a century. To explain "dark matter" is one of the foremost challenges today - the answer will be of fundamental importance to cosmologists, astrophysicists, particle physicists, and general relativists. In this article, I will give a brief review of the observational evidence (concentrating on areas of current significant activity), followed by anequally brief summary of candidate solutions for the 'dark matter'. I will then discuss experimental searches, both direct and indirect. Finally, I will offer prospects for the future.
AU - Sumner,TJ
DO - 10.12942/lrr-2002-4
PY - 2002///
SN - 1433-8351
TI - Experimental searches for dark matter
T2 - Living Reviews in Relativity
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.12942/lrr-2002-4
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/63583
VL - 5
ER -