Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe
Dark Matter, Dark Energy: The Dark Side of the Universe consists of twenty-four lectures taught by Professor Sean Carroll, introducing modern cosmology through a focus on dark matter and dark energy. In the first lecture, Professor Sean Carroll explains the fundamental building blocks of the observable universe with a pie chart: ordinary matter (5%), dark matter (25%), and dark energy (70%). 95% of the contents of the universe are invisible to our current methods of direct detection. Focused on these two aspects - dark matter and dark energy, through the remainder of the lectures Professor Sean Carroll explores scientific theories and observations related to modern cosmology such as Einstein's theory of general relativity, Edwin Hubble's discovery, the Standard Model of particle physics, and string theory.