Published in "Galaxy Dynamics", proceedings of a
conference held at Rutgers University, 8-12 Aug 1998. ASP Conference
Series vol. 182 (San Francisco: ASP), edited by David R. Merritt, Monica
Valluri, and J. A. Sellwood, 1999.
HOW GALAXIES DON'T FORM
THE EFFECTIVE FORCE LAW IN DISK GALAXIES
Astronomy, University of Maryland, USA
ABSTRACT. I review current theories of disk galaxy formation.
All fail in the light of recent data for low surface brightness galaxies.
The difficulty stems from the presence of a unique acceleration scale
in the data.
KEY WORDS: Galaxies, Galaxy Formation, Modified Dynamics
All we know so far is what doesn't work.
- Richard Feynman
Table of Contents
- GALAXY FORMATION
- Density Begets Density
- Same Halo
- Mass and Light
- CDM and NFW
- A PHYSICAL SCALE IN THE MASS DISCREPANCY