Thursday, March 13, 2008

Microwave anomaly observed by WMAP and TGD

Almost every day brings in a new anomaly providing additional support for the TGD based view about Universe. I shouldn't say this but this is getting boring. At this time the anomaly was the microwave interstellar medium emission observed by WMAP used to map the anistropy of cosmic microwave spectrum (see D. P. Finkbeiner (2004), Microwave Interstellar Medium Emission Observed by the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe). The anomaly was observed already 2003 but had escaped my attention.

Anomalous lines at frequencies f =23; 33, 41, 61, 94 GHz have been observed. In good approximation they correspond to harmonics of single frequency of f= 10 GHz. For the cyclotron transitions of electron the required magnetic field would be about 0.36 Tesla. The identification would be in terms of cyclotron transitions of dark electrons or of their Cooper pairs residing at magnetic flux tubes of galactic magnetic fields and characterized by so large value of Planck constant that cyclotron energy is above thermal energy. The emitted cyclotron radiation would decay into bunches of ordinary photons with same frequency but much smaller energy.


Anonymous said...


For the sake of future investigators exitement i have one seemingly disrespectful question: Is there anything in observable universe that TDG does not explain?

Toomas Sildvee

Matti Pitkänen said...

The world is full of crackpot theories that "explain" everything. TGD does not belong to that class of theores.

TGD has explained quite a number of anomalies in a simple manner from same basic bits of new physics again and again so that there are hopes that explanations are also nearly correct. I believe that this anomaly oriented approach is the only manner to develop a new theory: consider only the development of quantum theory. String models have been a glaring exception in this respect and the outcome is the proposal that we should give up totally the idea about predictive physical theory.

There are of course huge number of anomalies that I have never heard and there is a long list of problems in biology and neuroscience waiting for application of TGD.

The unmet challenge is to build a computational machinery for TGD. I am too old to achieve this. My hope is that a sufficiently high pile of explained anomalies could motivate young brains to finally take TGD seriously and meet the challenge. This kind of recognition would not affect my personal wellfare but with a background given by a total devotion of 28 years I dare say that for the healthy development of fundamental physics it would be necessary.

CarlBrannen said...

Try multiples of 8 GHz.

Matti Pitkänen said...

Thank you Carl,

this gives a slightly better fit. For both options the lack of some harmonics is somewhat disturbing.