AAS 197, January 2001
Session 55. The Cosmic Microwave Background
Oral, Tuesday, January 9, 2001, 10:30am-12:00noon, Golden Ballroom

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[55.06] The Second Peak: CDM or No CDM?

S. McGaugh (University of Maryland)

The amplitude of the second peak in the angular power spectrum of the cosmic microwave background radiation is constrained to be small by recent experiments like Boomerang. This is surprising in the context of the \LambdaCDM model, which predicted a large second peak. However, this result is expected if CDM does not exist. The observed shape of the power spectrum was accurately predicted (before the fact) by a model motivated by the surprising recent successes of the modified dynamics (MOND) hypothesized by Milgrom.

The author is supported in part by NSF grant AST 99-01663.

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