FUNA Lunch Talk:

Robert Sanders

Kapteyn Institute, Groningen (NL)

How we know CDM is wrong

May 6

12:10PM, Room 230, NRAO, Edgemont Road


Here I review the empirical basis of MOND. I emphasize the success of the algorithm in predicting galaxy-scale phenomenology, not only the detailed form of rotation curves but also galaxy scaling relationships and general trends. This success constitutes a fundamental challenge for dark matter that clusters on the scale of galaxies. I discuss the problems for MOND on larger scale and suggest possible resolutions of these issues.