How we could solve the dark matter mystery | Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein | Bold Type Books, 2022 | Book

The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred

Prescod-Weinstein shares her love for physics, from the Standard Model of Particle Physics and what lies beyond it, to the physics of melanin in skin, to the latest theories of dark matter — along with a perspective informed by history, politics and the wisdom of Star Trek.

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein | Scientific American, 2022 | Article

“Are Telescopes the Only Way to Find Dark Matter?”

Prescod-Weinstein takes us along on a journey through dark matter searches, from experiments here on Earth to searches of the night sky. She shares what we know, what we don’t know and what we hope to learn soon about the invisible stuff that makes up most of the universe’s gravitating matter.

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Vera C. Rubin Observatory

As discussed in the talk, next-generation ground telescopes like the Vera C. Rubin Observatory near La Serena, Chile will be key tools to discovering characteristics of the dark matter that shaped how we went from the very early universe to the complex structures of galaxy clusters and galaxies that make up all that we can see in the sky.

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NASA’s STROBE-X mission

STROBE-X is a proposed space-based X-ray observatory optimized for the study of matter in the most extreme conditions found in the universe. It addresses several key science areas including neutron stars, which can serve as laboratories for hypothetical dark matter particles.

Vera Rubin | Copernicus Books, 1996 | Book

Bright Galaxies Dark Matters

From the scientist who provided some of the first evidence of the existence of dark matter, this book is a collection of essays on a variety of astrophysical subjects, especially galaxies and dark matter.

Risa Wechsler and Jeremy Tinker | Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics, 2018 | Article

“The Connection Between Galaxies and Their Dark Matter Halos”

A review of techniques for connecting observations from telescopes to computer-based simulations of how dark matter forms halos around galaxies, and how this informs galaxy formation.