Wednesday 24 May 2017Modelling galaxy rotation with quantised inertia and visible matter only

Dr. Mike McCulloch - University of Plymouth

Physics, 4th Floor 14:00-15:00

It is shown here that a model for inertial mass, called quantised inertia, or MiHsC (Modified inertia by a Hubble-scale Casimir effect) predicts the rotational acceleration of 153 galaxies in the SPARC dataset, with a large range of scales and mass, from just their visible baryonic matter, the speed of light and the co-moving diameter of the observable universe. No dark matter is needed. The performance of quantised inertia is comparable to that of MoND, yet it needs no adjustable parameter. As a further critical test, quantised inertia uniquely predicts a specific increase in the galaxy rotation speed at higher redshifts. This test is now becoming possible.

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