Slides of the Dark Matter Debate and of Robert Sanders’ MOND Talk
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.
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.