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Dark Matter - Recent Observations and Theoretical Advances

Michael L. Smith

Smart Formulations, Inc. - Retired President

Dr. Michael L. Smith holds a PH.d. from the Johns Hopkins University, USA. Dr. Smith has analyzed many variations of ΛCDM cosmology with the FLRW model using supernovae Ia, II, and gamma-ray burst data. He recently developed a more general version of the Einstein field equation. After many years working as a consultant for both the pharmaceutical and energy industries he has retired to spend some time investigating the properties of the FLRW model.

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Dark Matter Theory Axions Light Particles Dark Energy Interactions Electromagnetic Properties Gravitational Waves Galaxy Observations Particle Detection Missing Baryonic Matter Dark Matter History Zwicky Discovery Rubin Velocity Curves

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This book aims to present a survey of current versions of the ΛCDM cosmology presenting dark matter being central to the various models of this philosophy. Astronomical support for dark matter in far-flung galaxies is plentiful but detection of dark matter as microscopic particles has been frustratingly difficult and explanation is required. This may be because we have not used proper detection techniques or the properties of dark matter are quite different from those of ordinary matter and not properly understood. This means we need more input from theoretical physicists to better guide our attempts to, directly and indirectly, detect dark matter. On the other hand this may mean that dark matter is distributed primarily as ordinary matter – the missing baryonic matter problem – about or outside galaxies, either in the form of poorly detected gas or as brown dwarf stars, black holes or the like. In addition, we are open to new proposals including detection aids such as artificial intelligence, gravitational waves and even geological techniques. Finally, many will appreciate a summation and personal view of the history of dark matter by astronomers past and present.

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Date completed: February 23rd 2021

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Review results due: August 10th 2021

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Expected publication date: October 9th 2021

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About the editor

Michael L. Smith

Smart Formulations, Inc. - Retired President

Dr. Michael Smith has decades of experience in computerized data analysis and has co-authored many articles on several novel ideas in cosmology and fundamental physics. Mike has analyzed many variations of ΛCDM cosmology with the FLRW model using supernovae Ia, II, and gamma-ray burst data. He also co-authored one of the first articles on polytropic cosmology published by IntechOpen. In addition, he recently developed a more general version of the Einstein field equation. After many years working as a consultant for both the pharmaceutical and energy industries he has retired to spend some time investigating the properties of the FLRW model. He is currently interested in the real meanings of the spacetime parameters, K and Ωk, and is also writing programs to better analyze SNe Ia data and will make these Python 3 versions available to the public.

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