Cosmological observations in a modified theory of gravity (MOG)

Дата и время публикации : 2011-04-15T02:42:44Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
J. W. Moffat
V. T. Toth

Ссылка на журнал-издание: Galaxies 2013, 1(1), 65-82
Коментарии к cтатье: 19 pages, 3 figures; minor edits, typos corrected. arXiv admin note: substantial text overlap with arXiv:0710.0364
Первичная категория: astro-ph.CO

Все категории : astro-ph.CO, gr-qc

Краткий обзор статьи: Our modified gravity theory (MOG) is a gravitational theory without exotic dark matter, based on an action principle. MOG has been used successfully to model astrophysical phenomena such as galaxy rotation curves, galaxy cluster masses, and lensing. MOG may also be able to account for cosmological observations. We assume that the MOG point source solution can be used to describe extended distributions of matter via an appropriately modified Poisson equation. We use this result to model perturbation growth in MOG and find that it agrees well with the observed matter power spectrum at present. As the resolution of the power spectrum improves with increasing survey size, however, significant differences emerge between the predictions of MOG and the standard LCDM model, as in the absence of exotic dark matter, oscillations of the power spectrum in MOG are not suppressed. We can also use MOG to model the acoustic power spectrum of the cosmic microwave background. A suitably adapted semi-analytical model offers a first indication that MOG may pass this test, and correctly model the peak of the acoustic spectrum.

Category: Physics