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