Phantom of Ramses (PoR) code for galaxy formation and evolution in
With a small grant from the Rectorate of the University of Bonn PK
received in 2013, Fabian Lueghausen (in collaboration with Benoit Famaey and
Pavel Kroupa) was able to develop in 2014 and 2015 a patch to Romain
Teyssier's RAMSES code to allow dark-matter-free high-resolution simulations of galaxy formation and
Lueghausen, Famaey & Kroupa 2015 Phantom of Ramses (PoR) code is a
patch to RAMSES. By default the patch comes with the
RAMSES code whenever it is downloaded.
Close scrutiny of such claims made by the standard-cosmology teams
have until now always yielded flaws in the applied
analysis. Noteworthy is that some of these claims (notably Maji et al.)
are published on the arXiv before being refereed. With
false claims being made, these authors appear to purposefully distort
the scientific process. This damages science, because many
readers do not have the knowledge of the subject, rely on the
statements made by the authors, and the rigorous mathematical details
may often be too involved for quick understanding.
Is this behaviour a result of over-motivation to demonstrate that LCDM
works? Is it a desire to appear main-stream in the competition for
funds, or for vying for some employment possibility? If this strategy
works, then this part of the cosmological community has a serious
problem in remaining to be viewed as a scientific establishment.
David Merritt provides a critical discussion of the present-day status
of cosmological research in "Cosmology and Convention" (
Merritt, 2017). This situation in cosmology is part of a very
major problem in fundamental physics research as elaborated in "The
trouble with physics" by
Lee Smolin 2006.
In the above Ibata et al. 2015 rebuttal, the authors write in
their abstract: "All these unexpected correlations strongly suggest
that a substantial fraction of satellite galaxies are causally-linked
in their formation and evolution.", in agreement with the
conclusions reached independently elsewhere that most, if not all,
dSph and UFD satellites are old tidal dwarf galaxies without particle
dark matter (2012a, 2012b and 2015; see also 1997).
Links to some of my relevant research papers and the German "Spektrum der
Wissenschaft" article (free of charge, "kostenfrei"):
We document on the web, as best we can and within our spare time, the
paradigm change away from the concordance or standard cold or warm dark
matter based cosmological models (the LCDM or LWDM models) towards a
new understanding of cosmological physics.