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Doubting Dark Matter

An alternative to the hidden sector of physics

This simulation shows a map of dark matter. The haunting black filaments represent the dark matter itself while the spectacles of light are normal (or baryonic) matter. Image by Tom Abel & Ralf Kaehler.

There is a hidden sector in physics. It’s a precarious area of science, dealing with undetected quantum fields and their particles which, if we could observe just once, would explain phenomena like dark matter, particle anomalies, and aspects of string theory. Some of the members of the hidden sector may even sound familiar — axions, sterile…

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Ella Alderson

Ella Alderson

Astrophysics student, writer for over a decade. A passion for language and the unexplored universe. I aim to marry poetry and science. ella.aldrsn@gmail.com