View Full Version : Bringing WIMP Theory into Question: Is There Another Dark Matter Explanation?

2008-Dec-14, 06:30 AM
Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) are thought to dominate dark matter and huge efforts are under way to detect them. By their definition, WIMPs are massive theoretical particles, and they are very weakly interacting with normal matter. WIMPs are therefore notoriously difficult to detect, if they exist that is. However, some physicists aren't so confident [...]

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2008-Dec-21, 06:56 AM
It is proper to not be convinced, when the only evidence is a lack of evidence.

2008-Dec-21, 07:31 AM
If you don't subscribe to Phys. Rev. Lett. you can read Feng and Kumar's paper (http://arxiv.org/abs/0803.4196) on arXiv.