Lectures delivered at the NATO Advanced Study Institute "Frontiers of the Universe", 8-20 Sept 2003, Cargese, France.
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NON-BARYONIC DARK MATTER

Paolo Gondolo


Department of Physics, University of Utah,
115 South 1400 East, Suite 201, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, USA


These lectures on non-baryonic dark matter matter are divided into two parts. In the first part, I discuss the need for non-baryonic dark matter in light of recent results in cosmology, and I present some of the most popular candidates for non-baryonic dark matter. These include neutrinos, axions, neutralinos, WIMPZILLAs, etc. In the second part, I overview several observational techniques that can be employed to search for WIMPs (weakly interacting massive particles) as non-baryonic dark matter. Among these techniques, I discuss the direct detection of WIMP dark matter, and its indirect detection through high-energy neutrinos, gamma-rays, positrons, etc. References cited in these lectures are intended mostly for further study, and no attempt has been made to provide a comprehensive list of original and recent work on the subject.


Table of Contents

THE NEED FOR NON-BARYONIC DARK MATTER

POPULAR CANDIDATES FOR NON-BARYONIC DARK MATTER
Type Ia: candidates that exist
Type Ib: `well-motivated' candidates
Type II: other candidates

NEUTRALINO DARK MATTER SEARCHES
Direct detection
Indirect detection

CONCLUSIONS

REFERENCES

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