First test of Verlinde's theory of emergent gravity using weak gravitational lensing measurements

  title={First test of Verlinde's theory of emergent gravity using weak gravitational lensing measurements},
  author={Margot M. Brouwer and Manus R. Visser and Andrej Dvornik and Henk Hoekstra and Konrad Kuijken and Edwin Valentijn and Maciej Bilicki and Chris Blake and Sarah Brough and Hugo Buddelmeijer and Thomas Erben and Catherine Heymans and Hendrik Hildebrandt and Benne W. Holwerda and Andrew M. Hopkins and Dominik Klaes and Jochen Liske and John S Loveday and John McFarland and Reiko Nakajima and Crist'obal Sif'on and Edward Taylor},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Verlinde (2016) proposed that the observed excess gravity in galaxies and clusters is the consequence of Emergent Gravity (EG). In this theory the standard gravitational laws are modified on galactic and larger scales due to the displacement of dark energy by baryonic matter. EG gives an estimate of the excess gravity (described as an apparent dark matter density) in terms of the baryonic mass distribution and the Hubble parameter. In this work we present the first test of EG using weak… Expand

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