Modified gravity without dark matter

Robert Sanders*

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Abstract

On an empirical level, the most successful alternative to dark matter in bound gravitational systems is the modified Newtonian dynamics, or MOND, proposed by Milgrom. Here I discuss the attempts to formulate MOND as a modification of General Relativity. I begin with a summary of the phenomenological successes of MOND and then discuss the various covariant theories that have been proposed as a basis for the idea. I show why these proposals have led inevitably to a multi-field theory. I describe in some detail TeVeS, the tensor-vector-scalar theory proposed by Bekenstein, and discuss its successes and shortcomings. This lecture is primarily pedagogical and directed to those with some, but not a deep, background in General Relativity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINVISIBLE UNIVERSE: DARK MATTER AND DARK ENERGY
EditorsL Papantonopoulos
Place of PublicationBERLIN
PublisherSpringer
Pages375-402
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-71012-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event3rd Aegean School on Invisible Universe - Dark Matter and Dark Energy - , Greece
Duration: 26-Sep-20051-Oct-2005

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Physics
PublisherSPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Volume720
ISSN (Print)0075-8450

Other

Other3rd Aegean School on Invisible Universe - Dark Matter and Dark Energy
CountryGreece
Period26/09/200501/10/2005

Keywords

  • MODIFIED NEWTONIAN DYNAMICS
  • SURFACE BRIGHTNESS GALAXIES
  • ORDINARY ELLIPTIC GALAXIES
  • TULLY-FISHER RELATION
  • TO-LIGHT RATIOS
  • ROTATION CURVES
  • METRIC THEORIES
  • CLUSTERS
  • ACCELERATION
  • HYPOTHESIS

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