Pheno & Vino | Stacy McGaugh, Case | "Outstanding Issues Concerning the Mass Discrepancy" | Jadwin 303

Tue, May 15, 2018, 4:00 pm
Location: 
Jadwin 303
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Abstract: 

The missing mass problem has been with us for decades, but laboratory detection of hypothesized dark matter candidates remains elusive. While some lines of evidence seem to absolutely require the existence of some novel form of non-baryonic dark matter (e.g., the cosmic microwave background), others auger against it (e.g., the dynamics of gravitationally bound systems) and suggest the even more radical possibility that it is our understanding of dynamics that remains wanting. I will focus on issues we still don't understand where progress may require new ideas.