Physicists from the University of California at Riverside have suggested that there is an additional dimension in space-time, in which dark matter must be sought.
American physicists have theoretically substantiated why it has not yet been possible to find dark matter: they assumed that there is an additional dimension in space-time, where it is located.
In their opinion, virtually invisible particles interact with each other through an unknown dark force, as a result of which they stop behaving like particles and become completely invisible.
We live in an ocean of dark matter, but we know very little about what it can be. We know that it exists, but we do not know how to find it, and we cannot explain why we did not find it where we expected it. Over the past decade, physicists have come to understand that dark matter interactions can be manipulated by hidden dark forces. They could completely rewrite the rules for how one should search for dark matter.
Philip Tanedo, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy
The authors proved that the action of dark forces, due to which particles are mutually attracted or repelled, can be described using the mathematical theory of extra dimensions.
Tanedo notes that perhaps the idea of multiple dimensions may seem unusual, but this is a well-known mathematical trick for describing three-dimensional quantum mechanical fields that do not contain ordinary particles. In mathematics, it is called the holographic principle. It is believed that it is not suitable for describing natural systems.