And yes, the story of the race is a quite a read.
Swirling galaxies would fly apart were it not for the gravity of dark matter and dark energy holding them in. The establishment of the Higgs doesn’t change much ‘physics’ that hadn’t already been speculated but it does validate a whole lot of sums related to the Big Bang.
Skeptical Content: The motion of galaxies may be driven from the outside in, not the inside out so a galaxy may be forced together rather than be restrained from flying apart. Still dark matter and energy will be involved (what else?) but it might scotch this clunky idea of some matter being attractive and repulsive at the same time. (Like most of us) And whatever happened to the neutrino? Perhaps anything that ephemeral doesn’t matter much when it comes to large lumps of gravity!
Dr Tamara Davies
The Redbrick Hotel
Cnr Annerley and Stephens Rd, Sth Brisbane
Monday 24 September 2012
6pm dinner 7:30pm meeting