On November 18th 2010, Pavel Kroupa and Simon White met in Bonn for a special Bethe Colloquium: “Dark Matter, a Debate”. While the video podcast is not available yet, there is a replay of the live blog. Furthermore, Pavel Kroupa’s presentation slides can be downloaded as a pdf file.
UPDATE Dec 8th: Simon White’s slides are now available at his website, too.
In addition to the debate on Thursday, Robert H. Sanders gave a talk about Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) the following Friday. His abstract reads:
Here I review the empirical basis of MOND. I emphasize the success of the algorithm in predicting galaxy-scale phenomenology, not only the form of rotation curves but also galaxy scaling relationships and general trends. This success constitutes a fundamental challenge for dark matter that clusters on the scale of galaxies. I discuss the problems for MOND on larger scale and suggest possible resolutions of these issues.
We are happy that he agreed to make his slides public as well, for which we would like to thank him a lot. You can download his pdf file here
. If you are looking for more information on the dark matter hypothesis, you might want to know that Robert Sanders wrote the book “The Dark Matter Problem: A Historical Perspective”, which was published by Cambridge University Press this year.
by Pavel Kroupa and Marcel Pawlowski (22.11.2010): “Slides of the Dark Matter Debate and of Robert Sanders’ MOND Talk” in “The Dark Matter Crisis – the rise and fall of a cosmological hypothesis” on SciLogs. See the overview of topics in The Dark Matter Crisis.