Is dark matter an illusion created by the gravitational polarization of the quantum vacuum?
- Dragan Slavkov HajdukovicAffiliated withPH Division CERN Email author
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Assuming that a particle and its antiparticle have the gravitational charge of the opposite sign, the physical vacuum may be considered as a fluid of virtual gravitational dipoles. Following this hypothesis, we present the first indications that dark matter may not exist and that the phenomena for which it was invoked might be explained by the gravitational polarization of the quantum vacuum by the known baryonic matter.
KeywordsDark matter Gravitational polarization Antimatter gravity Quantum vacuum
- Is dark matter an illusion created by the gravitational polarization of the quantum vacuum?
Astrophysics and Space Science
Volume 334, Issue 2 , pp 215-218
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- 1. PH Division CERN, 1211, Geneva 23, Switzerland