The Invisible Universe: Dark Matter and Dark Energy

  • Lefteris Papantonopoulos

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 720)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Dark Matter: The Missing Matter of the Universe as Seen by Astroparticle Physics and Astrophysics

    1. Front Matter
    2. George Lazarides
      Pages 3-34
    3. Athanasios Lahanas
      Pages 35-68
    4. John Vergados
      Pages 69-100
    5. Joseph Silk
      Pages 101-121
  3. Dark Energy: The Energy Balance of the Universe within the Standard Cosmological Model

    1. Front Matter
    2. Robert Crittenden
      Pages 187-217
    3. M. Sami
      Pages 219-256
  4. Dark Matter and Dark Energy Beyond the Standard Theory of General Relativity

    1. Front Matter
    2. Ignatios Antoniadis
      Pages 293-321
    3. Roy Maartens
      Pages 323-332
    4. Nick Mavromatos
      Pages 333-374
    5. Robert Sanders
      Pages 375-402
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 435-436

About this book


The nature and essence of Dark Matter and Dark Energy have become the central issue in modern cosmology over the past years as they make up most of the matter and energy content of the known universe. Accordingly, the subject matter is quite naturally tied to other fields such as astroparticle physics, quantum physics and general relativity.

This extensive volume, an outgrowth of a topical and tutorial summer school, has been set up with the aim of constituting an advanced-level, multi-authored textbook which meets the needs of both postgraduate students and young researchers in the fields of modern cosmology and astrophysics.


Cosmology Dark matter Gravity Particle Physics Universe astrophysics dark energy early universe general relativity quantum physics relativity standard cosmological model string theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Lefteris Papantonopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNational Technical University of Athens157 80 AthensGreece

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