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My new paper is out: Ever wondered if planes of co-orbiting satellite galaxies like the VPOS are more likely around hosts which are part of a Local Group like halo pair than around isolated hosts? They aren't:
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Our new paper about the frequency of rotating satellite galaxy planes in cosmological simulations: In contrast to previous claims, the satellite structures are not easily understood in standard galaxy formation theory.
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And another paper on the VPOS around the Milky Way. Most of our satellite galaxies co-orbit in the same plane. This is inconsistent with cosmological predictions but expected for tidal dwarf galaxies. In addition, this phase-space coherence allowed us to predict the proper motions for the satellites for which no measurements are available.
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The science blog by Pavel Kroupa and me has recently been discontinued, the reason given to us was that the "thesis pushed by The Dark Matter Crisis is now overwhelmingly considered incorrect by the scientific community and as such cannot be considered sound enough to be promulgated by SciLogs.com”. We have succeed to get the blog re-opened now, and I have published the story behind this attempted censorship. The ridiculous attack was initiated by a blogger and former scientist who (to put it mildly) dislikes MOND.

If you are worried about this attempted scientific censorship and other difficulties faced when communicating controversial science, have a look at my blog post. Feel free to express your opinion on this incident in the comments, too.

Please also share the link. In particular scientists should be made aware of this situation.
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After a long blog break, here is my new SciLogs post. I'm writing about the vast rotating disc of satellite galaxies around Andromeda. Most of the current news articles on this topic emphasize how surprising, unexpected and mysterious the structure is. This is why I decided to discuss the interpretation in a bit more detail: a promising explanation is already available and should be considered.

With this post we are also moving our "The Dark Matter Crisis" blog from scilogs.eu to scilogs.com. Pavel and I would very much appreciate it if you could support our move by sharing this new link.
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Thanks to the photographer Julia T. Scho (e.g. http://www.ecophoto.de/)
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New blog post on our SciLogc.com blog "The Dark Matter Crisis".
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A post by Scott Dodelson on dark matter and modified gravity. 
It's a comment on what recently happend to the dark matter crisis blog (the whole story has been summarized here: http://www.scilogs.com/the-dark-matter-crisis/)
and how critique in science should not be. 

http://www.scilogs.com/the-dark-matter-crisis/2013/03/09/scott-dodelson-on-dark-matter-and-modified-gravity-guest-post/a
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New blog post on The Dark Matter Crisis
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In addition to my paper "The VPOS: a vast polar structure of satellite galaxies, globular clusters and streams around the Milky Way" (nr. 1 on astro-ph today), the Royal Astronomical Society published a press release about our work.
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  • Case Western Reserve University
    Postdoc, 2013 - present
  • University of Bonn
    Phd student, 2010 - 2013
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