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# Weyl Conformal Symmetry Model of the Dark Galactic Halo

## Abstract

The postulate of universal conformal (local Weyl scaling) symmetry modifies both general relativity and the Higgs scalar field model. The conformal Higgs model (CHM) generates an effective cosmological constant that fits the observed accelerating Hubble expansion for redshifts z ≤ 1 (7.33 Gyr) accurately with only one free parameter. Growth of a galaxy is modeled by the central accumulation of matter from an enclosing empty spherical halo whose radius expands with depletion. Details of this process account for the nonclassical, radial centripetal acceleration observed at excessive orbital velocities in galactic haloes. There is no need for dark matter.