Dark Matter: from an historical perspective to recent results and prospects

Who: Yann Mambrini (Laboratoire de Physique Theorique (LPT), CNRS, Orsay)
When: Monday, June 26, 2017 at 14:15
Where: The CP³ meeting room

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I will review in this presentation the historical evolution of the concept of”Dark Matter”, from the first observations of “anomalies” in the 30’s until the development of the hypothesis of the existence of a dark halo. The presentation will be entirely based on the original historical papers, reconstructing (by their ideas but also their mistakes) the appearance of a dark side of the Universe. The talk will include discussions of original articles by Poincaré, Zwicky, Oort, Jansky, Gamow, Peebles, Zeldovich, Bond and many others, opening on the prospect for the near future.