Mordehai Milgrom

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Mordehai Milgrom
Milgrom Mordechai.jpg
Born 1946
Iași, Romania
Nationality  Israel
Fields Astrophysics
Institutions Weizmann Institute
Known for Modified Newtonian dynamics

Mordehai (Moti) Milgrom is an Israeli physicist and professor in the department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel. He is best known for his proposal of Modified Newtonian dynamics (MOND) as an alternative to the dark matter and galaxy rotation curve problems, in 1981. Milgrom suggests that Newton's Second Law be modified for very small accelerations. In the academic years 1980–1981 and 1985–1986 he was at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.[1]

Milgrom is married and has three daughters.

See also[edit]


  • Milgrom, Mordehai (Aug 2002), "Does Dark Matter Really Exist?", Scientific American, pp. 42–50, 52 
  • Schilling, Govert (April 2007), "Battlefield Galactica: Dark Matter vs. MOND", Sky & Telescope, pp. 30–36 

External links[edit]