I just ran across an article that proposes DM behaves as a wave function.Why isn't Dark Matter thought of as a rubber band that is expanding(stretching)? Can black holes be snaps in the strands that hold everything together? I'm probably way off. If anyone can help answer the whys and why nots of my questions.
Thought to make up roughly 85% of all matter in the Universe, dark matter has never been observed directly and remains one of the biggest unsolved mysteries in modern physics. Even though dark matter has never been directly detected, scientists suspect it exists due to its gravitational effect on objects across the Universe. For example, a large amount of unseen matter may explain why galaxies rotate as they do, and how they could have formed in the first place.
Until recently, it was widely believed that dark matter was composed of heavy elementary particles. These were not discovered despite a multitude of efforts, and scientists are now turning to alternative theories to explain dark matter. A recent theory says that dark matter is actually something called a scalar field, which would behave as invisible waves bouncing around galaxies, including our own Milky Way.
As musician, I particularly like the concept of String theory. It appears to me as the most fundamental expression of dynamical action.Classical physics, for large occupancy, implies negligible quantum fluctuations. The question of how the classical description relates to the underlying quantum one is a fascinating subject.
I have always been fascinated with the DeBroglie-Bohm Pilot wave model as the extreme expression of the wave function. i.e. the universe itself is a wavelike object (string)?De Broglie waves account for the appearance of subatomic particles at conventionally unexpected sites because their waves penetrate barriers much as sound passes through walls. Thus a heavy atomic nucleus occasionally can eject a piece of itself in a process called alpha decay. The piece of nucleus (alpha particle) has insufficient energy as a particle to overcome the force barrier surrounding the nucleus; but as a wave it can leak through the barrier—that is, it has a finite probability of being found outside the nucleus.
https://earthsky.org/space/is-our-universe-ringing-like-a-crystal-glass/Two physicists at the University of Southern Mississippi – Lawrence Mead and Harry Ringermacher – announced today (June 26, 2015) that our universe might not only be expanding outward from the Big Bang, but also oscillating or “ringing” at the same time. The Astronomical Journal published their paper on this topic in April.