Apr 24 (Wed), 14:15 in A315   

Ali Mozaffari (Imperial)


The Case for Testing Modified Gravity in the Solar System

Whilst dark matter remains the consensus model for solving many issues in gravitational physics and cosmology, so long as there remains no direct experimental detection, it is prudent to consider alternatives - such as theories of modified gravity. Whilst ostensibly testing such theories could fall into the same category as those of dark matter searches, I will outline a class of direct tests for departures from GR, for theories with a preferred acceleration scale.