Invited talk, conference "Expanding the Universe", held in Tartu 27 - 29 April 2011.
astro-ph/1109.5580

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DARK MATTER

J. Einasto


Tartu Observatory, 61602 Tõravere, Estonia


Abstract: I give a review of the development of the concept of dark matter. The dark matter story passed through several stages from a minor observational puzzle to a major challenge for theory of elementary particles. Modern data suggest that dark matter is the dominant matter component in the Universe, and that it consists of some unknown non-baryonic particles. Properties of dark matter particles determine the structure of the cosmic web.


Key words : Dark matter, galaxies, clusters of galaxies, large-scale structure of the Universe


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

LOCAL DARK MATTER

GLOBAL DARK MATTER

GALACTIC MODELS

GALACTIC CORONAS

THE NATURE OF DARK MATTER

DARK MATTER AND LARGE-SCALE STRUCTURE OF THE UNIVERSE

CONCLUSIONS

REFERENCES

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