Wednesday, July 19, 2017

shaking dark matter

Theoretical physicist Erik Verlinde believes that our ideas on dark matter are equivalent to the geocentric models of the solar system (and Universe) which held for over 1400 years.

He is working on a set of equations that explains galactic rotation curves by treating gravity as an emergent force. They don't necessarily account for other observations associated with dark matter. Still, I enjoyed reading the Shaking the Dark Matter Paradigm article at Symmetry magazine.

Theoretical physicist Kathryn Zurek says, "One should always poke at the paradigm."

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