Is Dark Matter Made up of Xons?


Three months before his untimely death in Paris in July 1912, Henri Poincaré formulated the conjecture that Planck’s action element could (should) be regarded as constituting a “véritable atome”, i.e. an “atom of motion”, whose integrity arises from the fact that the “points” it contains are equivalent to one another from the standpoint of probability. In this paper we investigate the possibility that this conjecture provides a clue to the origin and nature of dark matter.

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J. Auffray, "Is Dark Matter Made up of Xons?," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 4 No. 8A, 2013, pp. 121-125. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2013.48A011.

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