Emergent Gravity --"Dark Matter is a Mythical Beast, a Figment of Our Ignorance" (WATCH Today's 'Galaxy' Stream)
Perhaps General Relativity can be modified to give a new theory in which the motions of galaxies, and the structure of the universe, are correctly predicted, without the need for dark matter. Maybe even the accelerating expansion of the universe, another current conundrum of physics, can be explained in such a theory.' Perhaps dark matter is a mythical beast, a figment of our ignorance which will evaporate as we explore nature more thoroughly.
In his public lecture at the Perimeter Institute for Theorectical Physics on October 4, 2017, physicist Erik Verlinde explored the core ideas behind this research into emergent gravity, and examine the implications of this potential revolution in our understanding of the universe.
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