Dark energy and dark matter

Dark energy and dark matter refers to the unseen energy and matter components of the Universe. Dark matter is invisible, non-baryonic matter hypothesized to explain phenomena including gravitational lensing and galactic rotation curves. Dark energy is thought to permeate the Universe and, despite its low energy-density, is thought to be responsible for the accelerating expansion of the Universe.

Latest Research and Reviews

  • Reviews |

    The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), an upcoming astronomical survey, will deeply observe the entire southern sky in a broad range of colours. We present the LSST science opportunities and technical challenges in the field of galaxy formation and evolution.

    • Brant E. Robertson
    • , Manda Banerji
    • , Sarah Brough
    • , Roger L. Davies
    • , Henry C. Ferguson
    • , Ryan Hausen
    • , Sugata Kaviraj
    • , Jeffrey A. Newman
    • , Samuel J. Schmidt
    • , J. Anthony Tyson
    •  & Risa H. Wechsler
  • Research |

    Early results from the COSINE-100 experiment—designed to test a much-debated claim of the detection of a dark-matter signal—show no indications of dark matter, providing evidence against the previous claim.

    • Govinda Adhikari
    • , Pushparaj Adhikari
    • , Estella Barbosa de Souza
    • , Nelson Carlin
    • , Seonho Choi
    • , Mitra Djamal
    • , Anthony C. Ezeribe
    • , Chang Hyon Ha
    • , Insik Hahn
    • , Antonia J. F. Hubbard
    • , Eunju Jeon
    • , Jay Hyun Jo
    • , Hanwool Joo
    • , Woon Gu Kang
    • , Woosik Kang
    • , Matthew Kauer
    • , Bonghee Kim
    • , Hongjoo Kim
    • , Hyounggyu Kim
    • , Kyungwon Kim
    • , Nam Young Kim
    • , Sun Kee Kim
    • , Yeongduk Kim
    • , Yong-Hamb Kim
    • , Young Ju Ko
    • , Vitaly A. Kudryavtsev
    • , Hyun Su Lee
    • , Jaison Lee
    • , Jooyoung Lee
    • , Moo Hyun Lee
    • , Douglas S. Leonard
    • , Warren A. Lynch
    • , Reina H. Maruyama
    • , Frederic Mouton
    • , Stephen L. Olsen
    • , Byungju Park
    • , Hyang Kyu Park
    • , Hyeonseo Park
    • , Jungsic Park
    • , Kangsoon Park
    • , Walter C. Pettus
    • , Hafizh Prihtiadi
    • , Sejin Ra
    • , Carsten Rott
    • , Andrew Scarff
    • , Keon Ah Shin
    • , Neil J. C. Spooner
    • , William G. Thompson
    • , Liang Yang
    •  & Seok Hyun Yong
    Nature 564, 83-86
  • Reviews |

    The current state of the search for dark-matter particles is reviewed, and a broader experimental and theoretical approach is proposed to solve the dark-matter problem.

    • Gianfranco Bertone
    •  & Tim M. P. Tait
    Nature 562, 51-56

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