The Astrophysical Journal
The discrepancy between the visible mass in galaxies or galaxy clusters and that inferred from their dynamics is well known. The prevailing solution to this problem is dark matter. Here we show that a different approach, one that conforms to both the current standard model of particle physics and general relativity (GR), explains the recently observed tight correlation between the galactic baryonic mass and the measured accelerations in the galaxy. Using direct calculations based on GR's Lagrangian and parameter-free galactic models, we show that the nonlinear effects of GR make baryonic matter alone sufficient to explain this observation. Our approach also shows that a specific acceleration scale dynamically emerges. It agrees well with the value of the MOND acceleration scale.
Original Publication Citation
Deur, A., Sargent, C., & Terzić, B. (2020, Jun). Significance of gravitational nonlinearities on the dynamics of disk galaxies. Astrophysical Journal, 896(2), 11, Article 94. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/ab94b6
0000-0003-3217-9984 (Sargent), 0000-0002-9646-8155 (Terzic)
Deur, Alexandre; Sargent, Corey; and Terzić, Balša, "Significance of Gravitational Nonlinearities on the Dynamics of Disk Galaxies" (2020). Physics Faculty Publications. 430.