Letter to the Editor
A fractal galaxy distribution in a homogeneous universe?
Ruth Durrer 1 and
Francesco Sylos Labini 1, 2
Received 19 August 1998 / Accepted 12 October 1998
In this letter we present an idea which reconciles a homogeneous and isotropic Friedmann universe with a fractal distribution of galaxies. We use two observational facts: The flat rotation curves of galaxies and the (still debated) fractal distribution of galaxies with fractal dimension . Our idea can also be interpreted as a redefinition of the notion of bias.
Key words: large scale structure of universe cosmology: theory cosmology: dark matter galaxies: general
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Online publication: October 22, 1998