New Relativistic Theory for Modified Newtonian Dynamics


Modern physics is underpinned by two enormously successful theories: general relativity which describes gravity and the standard model of particle physics which describes all known forms of matter.


However, it is found that the gravitational forces acting on stars in galaxies and galaxy clusters are stronger than those produced by visible matter, as if some additional new form of invisible matter (dark matter) is also present. The authors of the paper have demonstrated for the first time that there exists a simple extension to general relativity which leads to agreement with galaxy data and with observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background without dark matter.

Contact: Dr. Constantinos Skordis