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Physics Colloquium (Prof. Philip Mannheim)

Friday, March 1, 2019
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Storrs Campus

Prof. Philip Mannheim, University of Connecticut

Title: Is dark matter fact or fantasy -- clues from the data

Abstract: We discuss the arguments both in favor of and against dark matter. With the repeated failure of experiment to detect dark matter we discuss what could be done instead, and to this end look for clues in the data themselves. We identify a contribution to galactic rotation curves coming from the rest of the visible Universe, and suggest that dark matter is just an attempt to describe this global effect in terms of standard Newtonian gravity within galaxies.


Prof. Alan Wuosmaa

Physics Department (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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