Oliver Thewalt

    Oliver Thewalt

    Theoretical Physics | Quantum Biology | Dark Matter Research Cluster

    Physicists offer explanation for diverse galaxy rotations

    https://phys.org/news/2017-09-physicists-explanation-diverse-galaxy-rotations.html

    Physicists offer explanation for diverse galaxy rotations

    "In the prevailing dark matter theory, called Cold Dark Matter or CDM, dark matter particles are assumed to be collisionless, aside from gravity," said Yu, an assistant professor of theoretical particle physics and astrophysics, who led the research. "We invoke a different theory, the self-interacting dark matter model or SIDM, to show that dark matter self-interactions thermalize the inner halo, which ties ordinary matter and dark matter distributions together so that they behave like a collective unit. The self-interacting dark matter halo then becomes flexible enough to accommodate the observed diverse rotation curves."

     


    https://phys.org/news/2017-09-physicists-explanation-diverse-galaxy-rotations.html