The DENIS and 2MASS near infrared surveys are presented. Their applications in extragalactic astronomy and cosmology are listed. The prospects for a rapid spectroscopic followup survey of a near infrared selected sample of nearly $10^5$ galaxies are illustrated with Monte-Carlo simulations.
Dark Matter in Cosmology Quantam Measurements Experimental Gravitation
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- Invited talk presented at XXXIst Moriond Meeting (held in les Arcs, France in Jan. 1996) "Dark Matter in Cosmology, Quantum Measurements, Experimental Gravitation". 8 pages, TeX with format file included, plus 3 PS figures included