ΛCDMis Consistent with SPARC Radial Acceleration Relation Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Recent analysis \citep{McGaugh2016} of the SPARC galaxy sample found a surprisingly tight relation between the radial acceleration inferred from the rotation curves, and the acceleration due to the baryonic components of the disc. It has been suggested that this relation may be evidence for new physics, beyond $\Lambda CDM$. In this letter we show that 32 galaxies from the MUGS2 match the SPARC acceleration relation. These cosmological simulations of star forming, rotationally supported discs were simulated with a {\sc WMAP3} $\Lambda CDM$ cosmology, and match the SPARC acceleration relation with less scatter than the observational data. These results show that this acceleration relation is a consequence of dissipative collapse of baryons, rather than being evidence for exotic dark-sector physics or new dynamical laws.

publication date

  • January 20, 2017