We analyze a toy model describing an empty spacetime in which the motion of a test mass (and the trajectories of photons) evidence the presence of a continuous and homogeneous distribution of matter; however, since the energy-momentum tensor vanishes, no real matter or energy distribution is present at all. Thus, a hypothetical observer will conclude that he is immersed in some sort of dark matter, even though he has no chance to directly detect it. This suggests yet another possibility of explaining the elusive dark matter as a purely dynamical effect due to the curvature of spacetime. © 2010 The American Physical Society.

Dark matter effects in vacuum spacetime / Rizzi, L.; Cacciatori, S.; Gorini, V.; Kamenshchik, A.; Piattella, O. F.. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW D, PARTICLES, FIELDS, GRAVITATION, AND COSMOLOGY. - ISSN 1550-7998. - 82:2(2010), pp. 1-4. [10.1103/PhysRevD.82.027301]

Dark matter effects in vacuum spacetime

Rizzi, L.;
2010

Abstract

We analyze a toy model describing an empty spacetime in which the motion of a test mass (and the trajectories of photons) evidence the presence of a continuous and homogeneous distribution of matter; however, since the energy-momentum tensor vanishes, no real matter or energy distribution is present at all. Thus, a hypothetical observer will conclude that he is immersed in some sort of dark matter, even though he has no chance to directly detect it. This suggests yet another possibility of explaining the elusive dark matter as a purely dynamical effect due to the curvature of spacetime. © 2010 The American Physical Society.
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http://arxiv.org/abs/1006.4059v2
Rizzi, L.; Cacciatori, S.; Gorini, V.; Kamenshchik, A.; Piattella, O. F.
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