Simple theory may explain mysterious dark matter

13/06/2013 09:03

by Staff Writers
Nashville TN (SPX) Jun 13, 2013

Most of the matter in the universe may be made out of particles that possess an unusual, donut-shaped electromagnetic field called an anapole.

This proposal, which endows dark matter particles with a rare form of electromagnetism, has been strengthened by a detailed analysis performed by a pair of theoretical physicists at Vanderbilt University: Professor Robert Scherrer and post-doctoral fellow Chiu Man Ho.  [Read more] ...