My thoughts about the incessant efforts by Rubin to claim faux credit for discovering Dark Matter and using my father’s methodology regarding the rotational speeds of galaxies which she referenced and then copied.
FRITZ ZWICKY – FATHER OF DARK MATTER
History tells us that prophets are persecuted during their lifetime only to have their prescient theorem realized and acknowledged by the prevailing hierarchy decades or centuries later. The surety for the powers of intellectual obfuscation are twofold, literary malefic of the prophet or the assignment
of credit posthumously to a masquerader of their time.
The assignment of forced credit to Vera Rubin as the authentic discoverer of dark matter is not only errantly untrue but lamentable, in light of the hostile established guard advancing this fallacy, that was resistant to my father in his time, advancing literary assaults which became as common as grains of sand but were equally unstable, holding no structure, thus becoming dissolute with the tide and time. To ascribe credit to Vera Rubin as the discoverer of dark matter pollutes the real contribution of her life's work, which is equally lamentable to the assigned forced credit displacing Fritz Zwicky. The advancement of bringing the gravitational phenomena of dark matter to light and into the modern consciousness of physicists worldwide would have regardless been unsealed from the echoes of my father's original work in 1933.
Fritz Zwicky: “I consequently engaged in the application of certain simple general principles of morphological research, and in particular the method of Directed Intuition that would allow me to predict and visualize the existence of as yet unknown cosmic objects and phenomena.”
Fritz Zwicky's eidolon was realized from the results of his observations published in “Die Rotverschiebung von extragalaktischen Nebeln,” Helv. Phys. Acta 6, 110-127 (1933). English translation Johannes Nicolai Meyling – Barbarina Exita Zwicky (2013).
Fritz Zwicky discovered Dark Matter and coined dunkle (kalte) Materie (cold dark matter) in his 1933 article referenced above. The Mass-Radial Acceleration Discrepancy by measuring the speeds of galaxies in the Coma Cluster originated with Fritz Zwicky, not Rubin, as using the more challenging methodology of the virial theorem, by relating the total average kinetic energy and the total average potential energy of the galaxies of the Coma Cluster. He advanced that the virial for a pair of orbiting masses is zero, and used the principle of superposition to craft the argument to a system of interacting mass points. Zwicky then used the position and velocity measurements to determine the mass of the galaxy cluster.