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Simple theory may explain mysterious dark matter, physicists say

June 11, 2013

Simple theory may explain mysterious dark matter, physicists say

One physicist says he likes this theory because of “its simplicity, uniqueness and the fact that it can be tested.”

Theoretical physicists at Vanderbilt University contend that a simply theory may explain mysterious dark matter. They propose that most of the matter in the universe may be constructed of particles that have an abnormal, donut-shaped electromagnetic field known as an anapole.

According to a news release from Vanderbilt University, Professor Robert Scherrer and post-doctoral fellow Chiu Man Ho carried out an in-depth analysis to determine the validity of this theory. Scherrer points out that he likes this theory because of “its simplicity, uniqueness and the fact that it can be tested.”

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