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Title: History of dark matter

Abstract

Although dark matter is a central element of modern cosmology, the history of how it became accepted as part of the dominant paradigm is often ignored or condensed into an anecdotal account focused around the work of a few pioneering scientists. The aim of this review is to provide a broader historical perspective on the observational discoveries and the theoretical arguments that led the scientific community to adopt dark matter as an essential part of the standard cosmological model.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1294433
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1605.04909; FERMILAB-PUB-16-157-A
Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6861; RMPHAT; 1459227
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Reviews of Modern Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 90; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6861
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Bertone, Gianfranco, and Hooper, Dan. History of dark matter. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/RevModPhys.90.045002.
Bertone, Gianfranco, & Hooper, Dan. History of dark matter. United States. doi:10.1103/RevModPhys.90.045002.
Bertone, Gianfranco, and Hooper, Dan. Mon . "History of dark matter". United States. doi:10.1103/RevModPhys.90.045002. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1294433.
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author = {Bertone, Gianfranco and Hooper, Dan},
abstractNote = {Although dark matter is a central element of modern cosmology, the history of how it became accepted as part of the dominant paradigm is often ignored or condensed into an anecdotal account focused around the work of a few pioneering scientists. The aim of this review is to provide a broader historical perspective on the observational discoveries and the theoretical arguments that led the scientific community to adopt dark matter as an essential part of the standard cosmological model.},
doi = {10.1103/RevModPhys.90.045002},
journal = {Reviews of Modern Physics},
issn = {0034-6861},
number = 4,
volume = 90,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {10}
}

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FIG. 1 FIG. 1: A snapshot of the dark matter problem in the 1950s: the distance, mass, luminosity, and mass-to-light ratio of several galaxies and clusters of galaxies, as compiled by M. Schwarzschild in 1954.

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