Papers in this book discuss many relevant topics on dark matter in the universe. The present knowledge of the problem is presented and the possible solutions are discussed. The actual experimental efforts devoted to determining the nature of the dark matter - baryonic (for instance, brown dwarves) or non-baryonic (such as supersymmetric particles) - and to detecting it are illustrated, paying particular attention to the necessary technological developments
Particle Candidates for Dark Matter (A Bottino); A Thin Film Approach to Super Heated Superconducting Detectors (P Carelli); Dwarfs in the Galactic Halo (V Castellani); Rule of the Detector Threshold and Resolution in Searching for Dark Matter Particles (S Cooper) Experimental Search for Very Low Mass Stars and Brown Dwarfs in the Disk (F D'Antona); Calibration of Dark Matter WIMP Detectors (G Gerbier); New Limits on Tau Neutrino Mass? (T Ho); Gravitational Microlensing: A Method for Detecting Halo Dark Matter (P Jetzer); The Search for Dark Matter in Kamiokande Detector (M Mori); The CfPA/Berkeley Dark Matter Experiment (T Shutt); Dark Matter Axions (P Sikivie); Status Report on the Search for MACHOs in the Halo of Our Galaxy by the EROS Collaboration (M Spiro); Galaxy Formation in an omega 0=1 Universe (N Vittorio); Status of the MUNU Project (J L Vuilleumier); and other papers.