GW170817 falsifies dark matter emulators

@article{Boran2018GW170817FD,
  title={GW170817 falsifies dark matter emulators},
  author={Sibel Boran and S. Desai and E. Kahya and R. Woodard},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  year={2018},
  volume={97},
  pages={041501}
}
  • Sibel Boran, S. Desai, +1 author R. Woodard
  • Published 2018
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
  • On August 17, 2017 the LIGO interferometers detected the gravitational wave (GW) signal (GW170817) from the coalescence of binary neutron stars. This signal was also simultaneously seen throughout the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum from radio waves to gamma-rays. We point out that this simultaneous detection of GW and EM signals rules out a class of modified gravity theories, termed ``dark matter emulators,'' which dispense with the need for dark matter by making ordinary matter couple to a… CONTINUE READING
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