Lecture notes for the graduate course:
Advanced Topics in Astrophysics (Dark Matter)
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo, Fall 2012

Lecture 1 (Part I): Gravitational evidence for DM and structure formation

Lecture 1 (Part II): Dark matter as a particle: importance of nongravitational interactions

Lecture 2: The Cold Dark Matter (CDM) paradigm

Lecture 3: Enduring challenges of the CDM model and alternative cosmologies