Michael Smith

Umeå University

Michael Smith received his Ph.D. from Colorado State University and then studied biophysics and computerized data handling at Johns Hopkins University, Maryland. He has been publishing on the topic of the proper interpretation of supernovae type Ia (SNe Ia) observations since 2006. Several of his articles deal with dark energy, dark matter, and Hubble\'s constant determinations. Lately, he has been investigating the basis for the current Hubble tension as stemming from improper handling of the SNe Ia data and differing interpretations of the Friedmann (FLRW) model. He has also published new fundamental relations over the relations between matter, energy, spacetime, and gravity. He has published more than fifty articles in peer-reviewed journals, edited two books on cosmology, and produced six short videos for public education.

Michael Smith

2books edited

4chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Michael Smith

This book presents several new, important explanations for dark matter, all dissimilar to the discredited subatomic particle-like but invisible matter. One chapter presents evidence that abundant cold hydrogen, baryonic matter, is the source of the missing gravity. Another chapter suggests that dark matter is better explained by stars in spiral galaxies that follow non-Keplerian orbits. A third chapter proposes that gravity attributed to dark matter is due to the sprinkling of black holes throughout galaxies, which is supported by LIGO/Virgo observations. Another chapter questions the assumptions of the Friedmann (FLRW) model, proposing a better method for handling astrophysical data. Additional chapters discuss cosmic ray propagation, axion decay, the cosmological scale factor, and the philosophical outlook of cosmologists when dealing with the questions of dark matter and dark energy.

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Dark Matter IntechOpen
Dark Matter Recent Observations and Theoretical Advances Edited by Michael Smith

Dark Matter

Edited by Michael Smith

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Cosmology 2020 IntechOpen
Cosmology 2020 The Current State Edited by Michael Smith

Cosmology 2020

Edited by Michael Smith