Moffat even does away with renormalization. The acid test was to be the fine structure constant being time dependent. But that was not repeatable for a south hemisphere telescope whose name I forget.
The two Keck Telescopes were built at Litton ITEK in Lexington, MA where I worked for a few years. They had cornered the market for spaceborne spy satellites. But after the Berlin Wall came down the US govt decided they did not need ITEK any more and ITEK was sold to Perkin Elmer who screwed up the Hubble Space telescope. Most of us lost our jobs instead of moving to Connecticut. It was the last physics research job I had. On Sun, Dec 1, 2013 at 10:35 PM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 2 December 2013 16:16, Richard Ruquist <yann...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> MOND is an alternative explanation that replaces Dark Matter by modifying >> gravity. >> > > Yes (hence the flippant remark about bolt on extras) > > >> Dark Matter results when gravity is not modified. (pure Newtonian) >> > > Or rather Einsteinian, I don't think Newtonian gravity predicts > gravitational lensing? > >> >> IMO John Moffat has a much better mod-gravity theory >> http://arxiv.org/pdf/gr-qc/0506021.pdf >> > > That VSL idea sounds familiar, I may have heard of that before. I would > imagine it solves the horizon problem and does away with the need for > inflation in the early universe; if he can also sort our dark matter and > dark energy he's doing rather well, all he needs after that is an "acid > test" that will distinguish his theory from GR (much as the 1919 eclipse > was supposed to have been the acid test for GR vs Newtonian gravity) and he > can claim his Nobel (if he hasn't got one already). > > In fact, I'm fairly sure we have the Magueijo book somewhere. (When do I > get my ansible?) > >> > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. > Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.