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Astronomy’s Stacy McGaugh weighs in on the search to detect dark matter

Will scientists ever prove the existence of dark matter?

The Guardian: Stacy McGaugh, professor and chair of the Department of Astronomy, weighed in on why he believes that the current generation seeking to detect dark matter should be the last. “If we don’t find anything we should accept we are stuck and need to find a different explanation, perhaps by modifying our theories of gravity, to explain the phenomena we attribute to dark matter,” he said.