OFF TOPIC: A little physics history!

August 28, 2014

An almost faded out copy of a historical 1942 paper turned up! I suppose one could get a new copy by going to the original journal issue, but it is not so easy to find journals issues this old anymore. The reference is Nature 1942, 150, 405.

In this brief paper Hannes Alfvén discovered and laid down the foundation of the science of Magnetohydrodynamics. This subject concerns electromagnetic effects in a magnetized conducting fluid, and combines the complexities of electromagnetism and hydrodynamics. Thus, in short hand:

Electromagnetism + Hydrodynamics = Magnetohydrodynamics.

The British physicist Lord P. M. S. Blackett used to express this to his students as follows:

“Electromagnetism is difficult, hydrodynamics is very difficult, but magnetohydrodynamics is damn difficult.”

Hannes Alfvén’s 1942 discovery paper on Magnetohydrodynamics. This paper reports a form of waves in a conducting magnetized fluid that would later come to be known as Alfvén wave.

Hannes Alfvén’s 1942 discovery paper on Magnetohydrodynamics. This paper reports a form of waves in a conducting magnetized fluid that would later come to be known as Alfvén wave.

FOOTNOTE:

In the following 1979 paper I showed that, in principle, the theory of Magnetohydrodynamics need not be confined to a conducting fluid but could be generalized to any fluid at all: conducting, dielectric, conducting-dielectric.

Hannes Alfvén’s student Bibhas De generalized Magnetohydrodynamics to include dielectric fluids.

Hannes Alfvén’s student Bibhas De generalized Magnetohydrodynamics to include dielectric fluids.

Later I would suggest that this generalization can be taken one step even further to empty space, imagined as a fluid – and that there are tangible consequences of this.

PLANCK SATELLITE: Nou breekt mijn klomp!

August 27, 2014


I have just come across this curious statement:

Very many independent studies of the cosmic microwave background radiation carried out over a few decades show the observed spectrum is very close to a blackbody spectrum. The more precise studies, such as those from the Planck spacecraft, show the cosmic background radiation is extremely close to a blackbody. (Actually astonishingly so.)

I have also reported at least one other statement like this in another professor’s blog site.

I have to believe that this is the prevailing view inside the academia; that this is the basis on which the academic gravy boat is riding.

I have done due diligence each time I have seen a statement like this from the academics, and I have found hide nor hair of a Planck Satellite-determined blackbody, astonishing or not.

So where is it, Mijnheer?!

S’il vous plaît me mettre hors de ma misère!

OFF TOPIC: Management Theory and scientific R&D

August 27, 2014

Another interesting tidbit turned up during my clearing out accumulated papers and files!

In this letter, then Chevron Corporation Chairman and CEO Kenneth T. Derr explains the TOTAL QUALITY Management Theory as applied to a scientific R&D center in the industry.

Former Chevron Chairman and CEO Kenneth T. Derr explained the TOTAL QUALITY Management Theory as applied to scientific R&D

Former Chevron Chairman and CEO Kenneth T. Derr explained the TOTAL QUALITY Management Theory as applied to scientific R&D

BICEP2 TELESCOPE MODUS OPERANDI

August 26, 2014

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bicep2 telescope, bicep2 discovery, bicep2 instrumentation

BICEP2 imaging plane is set up in an xy grid. Theoretically, the instrument should determine the sky polarization correctly however this plane is oriented (with regard to rotation about the telescope axis.) But this has not been demonstrated experimentally, and the design of the plane is such that the x and y axis are not interchangeable. So what does this random spin mean for the final BICEP2 “discovery”?

Round and round she goes;
Where she stops nobody knows.

The only industry professional involvement in BICEP2 development seems to have taken place when a complete in-house design was taken outside for manufacturing. So who were the seasoned expert engineering R&D professionals who designed the imaging plane? I have not found any such people in the BICEP2 Team.

Why did the industry professionals think the design was “crazy”? Surely there was a basis for this!

If I go to Home Depot and pick up a piece of black iron pipe to fix my water line, and the HD guy says “You’re crazy!”, I best listen!

The establishment is turning blind eyes and deaf ears to transparent bunglings that went on, and establishment theoreticians are publicly praising BICEP2 instrumentation.

The radio astronomy instrumentation types, who are the only establishment people that know what is going on, are totally silent, except for the Planck group. The latter have legitimized the botched instrumentation by agreeing to collaborate on its result on an equal basis.

But the real question that matters the most is: Are the funding agencies watching? Are Government watchdogs watching? Is there another Dr. Michael Griffin out there?!

UPCOMING PLANCK-BICEP2 RESULTS: An orientation

August 24, 2014

Rumors are rife that the joint Planck-Bicep2 study will be released September 1. I will give you a proper orientation so that this time around you will not accept any wooden nickels from anyone.

I

There are at issue two CMB Spectra:

(a). The 2.7 K Blackbody CMB Spectrum: This is the primordial Big Bang relic radiation having the Blackbody form, calculated by Alpher et al. Its observational confirmation by Penzias and Wilson in 1965 is a scam. Its observational confirmation by COBE in 1990 is a fraud. A part of the scientific establishment is maintaining this spectrum to be legit. The rest is maintaining total silence on this issue.

(b). The Planck Satellite CMB Spectrum: This is the actual measured spectrum of CMB radiation. The Planck data points here can be augmented by five more data points from the WMAP Satellite. This spectrum is known today, but is kept secret so that Big Bang Theory and Inflation Theory gravy boats can ride.

When the Planck team calculated CMB polarizations in the sky (as they did dust polarization that serves as the basis of the magnetic field map below), they had to go through the intermediate step of calculating the absolute intensities in the sky. That is the Planck Satellite Spectrum. It is very much in existence.

[CLARIFICATION ADDED 8/25/14: Planck Satellite cannot measure polarization in all its channels. My point is that if they can measure polarization in one channel, it means they can measure the absolute intensity in any channel.]

PLANCK SATELLITE HAS DETERMINED AND EMBARGOED THE ACTUAL CMB SPECTRUM

PLANCK SATELLITE HAS DETERMINED AND EMBARGOED THE ACTUAL CMB SPECTRUM

II

The prediction of B-Mode polarization of the Inflation Theory is a prediction about the 2.7 K relic Blackbody Spectrum.

Bicep2 is an instrument designed for the peak power of the relic Blackbody Spectrum.

No connection has been established between these prediction and confirmation on one hand, and the actual CMB Spectrum on the other hand. There has not been established anything “relic” about the actual CMB spectrum.

The pretension today by the entire scientific establishment that B-Mode polarization of actual CMB spectrum confirms Inflation Theory is just that, pretension.

Even if B-Mode were to be found in actual CMB, this says nothing about Big Bang or Inflation Theory.

There must first be a clear “mea culpa” retraction of the Blackbody by the Big Bang Cosmologists. Then there must second be established why the actual CMB spectrum is the (revised) end product of the Big Bang explosion and expansion. This must be done on the basis of the same type of detailed analysis that Alpher et al made. Which gives rise to the questions: Why is the Alpher spectrum superceded in Big Bang Theory, and how is the theory now tweaked to fit a given spectrum that is probably far weaker and flatter than the Blackbody?

BICEP2 WAS DESIGNED FOR 2.7 K BLACKBODY RADIATION

BICEP2 WAS DESIGNED FOR 2.7 K BLACKBODY RADIATION

III

If B-Mode polarization reported by the Bicep2 Telescope exists in the sky at the power level indicated by Bicep2, there is no way Planck Satellite would have missed this.

Planck has both the raw data and the algorithm on hand to obtain the polarization map in the Bicep2 sky. Planck also has the necessary resolution, especially at the higher frequencies.

PLANCK WOULD HAVE SEEN B-MODE POLARIZATION IF IT IS THERE

PLANCK WOULD HAVE SEEN B-MODE POLARIZATION IF IT IS THERE

If Planck does not see this B-Mode polarization, Bicep2 is proved to be an instrumental botch up.

If Planck says there is too little power in the Bicep2 sky to see this polarization, Bicep2 is proved to be an instrumental botch up.

IV

If a scientifically honest process has taken place, then only one conclusion is possible: Bicep2 is an instrumental botch up. An independent, outside-the-establishment engineering investigation will also confirm this.

But if some elaborate hanky panky starts up again, insist on their clarifying the CMB ambiguity before proceeding any further. Then the jig will be up.

By now they have scammed the taxpayers out of billions of dollars. Enough is enough!

PLANCK-BICEP2 DECISION TREE

PLANCK-BICEP2 DECISION TREE

OFF TOPIC: The Uranus Letters

August 23, 2014

From time to time now I will write on scientific but off-topic issues (off-topic meaning not related to the theme described in the banner of this blog site.)

As I am starting to go through all the accumulated files and stuff to see how much I can discard (you have to do that at my age), I came upon the Uranus episode of 1977! I thought I would at least scan some of the correspondence, and place them on the Internet. You can see the file here:

THE URANUS LETTERS

As I went through the file, this bit of writing brought a smile – how the great Carl Sagan was letting me down gently while rejecting my paper!

COSMIC BLACKBODY ALIVE AND WELL IN MAINSTREAM PHYSICS ESTABLISHMENT

August 21, 2014

Just this summer, Professor Amber Miller of Columbia University (appearing at the World Science Festival panel discussion on BICEP2), stated emphatically (and it seems, not required by the context of the discussion) that the cosmic blackbody is intact. Her taxpayer-funded high-tech research in the high frontier is riding on this assumption. (Watch the video from 1:07 to 1:09).

A video released last month by the learned society SPIE and filmed at NASA Goddard pointedly avers that the blackbody is fully intact, with 50 ppm accuracy.

And today this bit of public education from Professor Peter Coles of the University of Sussex (upon holding many consultations with mainstream colleagues at a conference on this very subject in Denmark) states:

The problem – the Achilles Heel of BICEP, so to speak – is that it operates at a single frequency, 150 GHz. That means that it is not possible for this experiment on its own to determine the spectrum of the detected signal. This is important because it is not only the cosmic microwave background that is capable of producing polarized radiation at a frequency of 150 GHz, foreground dust inside our own Galaxy being the prime suspect. It should be possible to distinguish between dust and CMB using measurements at different frequencies because the microwave background has a black-body spectrum whereas dust does not.

This shows how far and how long this scientific establishment will consciously ride on an utter falsehood (and deceive the public and the taxpayers), under the convenient pretext that the fraud has not been publicly acknowledged by this scientific establishment. See the circular logic?!

Lord have mercy!

10 SKELETONS IN THE BIG BANG CLOSET

August 15, 2014


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WHO CAN STOP BIG BANG INFLATION THEORY ANYMORE?

August 11, 2014

THE NEW PARADIGM ON HOW GREAT SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERERS ARE IDENTIFIED, GROOMED, ANOINTED AND ENSHRINED:

There was that viral YouTube video.

There was the showy Press Conference.

There was the endorsement with linguistic flair from the Harvard President.

Then there was the star-studded endorsement from TIME Magazine.

There was the solemn endorsement on the floor of the United States Congress from Rep. Bill Foster.

Then there was the rich endorsement from the Kavli Foundation.

There was that elegant glass case in blond wood built to order to house the anticipated Inflation Theory Nobel citation.

And now this:

Inflation Theorists Andrei Linde and Alan Guth receiving congratulations from President Obama on their winning the Kavli Prize 2014.

Inflation Theorists Andrei Linde and Alan Guth receiving congratulations from President Obama on their winning the Kavli Prize 2014.

See full article.

What does all this have to do with the scientific process, you ask me, kids?
Beats me!
Should you go into physics?
Best not.

THE SCIENTIFIC TRUTH: SCAMMING AND SCHEMING

THE 2014 KAVLI PRIZE FOR ASTROPHYSICS IS DELIBERATELY BASED ON PATENT SCIENTIFIC LIES

“As the universe expanded it cooled. Today it is bathed in a sea of microwave radiation, the heat left over from the Big Bang.”
-from 2014 Kavli Prize citation.

There is not an iota of observational evidence of any heat left over from any Big Bang. The discovery of the predicted Big Bang relic Blackbody radiation was an outright fraud. It does not exist in any shape or form or approximation. Period. The observed non-existence of the Blackbody fatally disproved Big Bang Theory and Inflation Theory. Starting in 1990!

The observed Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (CMB) has not been established to be the Big Bang Relic Radiation. While its true spectrum is known, it is being kept under wraps so that scam events such as the 2014 Kavli Prize could proceed.

The very first step in trying to establish that CMB is the relic radiation would have been to disown the Blackbody: explain why the predicted Blackbody is not there in the sky. The second step would have been to release that true spectrum, and explain why this spectrum is now the revised prediction for Big Bang relic radiation.

None of that has been done. As soon as you open that door, the jig would be up for the Bigbangistas and the inflationistas.

Do I mean that the true spectrum can be determined from WMAP and Planck Satellite measurements? No!

I mean that the spectrum has been determined and embargoed.

How do I know this?

Simple deduction anyone can make. When WMAP and Planck have calculated such things as polarization vectors referred to the sky, they had to go through the intermediate step of calculating the absolute intensities referred to the sky. That’s the spectrum right there!

Can I be more specific? Sure.

Five data points of this spectrum are on this side of the Atlantic, in the files of Charles Bennett of Johns Hopkins University; and nine data points are on the other side of the Atlantic, in the files of Jan Tauber of ESA.

Altogether there are fourteen data points in the frequency range of the 2.7 K blackbody spectrum.

For those who think I exaggerate when I say that the scientific civilization is in decline, just consider this: As all of the above is going on, the scientific establishment remains totally complicit with their total silence. And for how many decades has this been going on now?

Lord have mercy!

COSMIC BLACKBODY AND B-MODE ARE ONE AND THE SAME THING

July 30, 2014

The reader may have noticed that there is a great deal of effort today by the Big Bang establishment to establish that inflation and Big Bang – while linking smoothly – are two different things. The purpose of this deception is to save Big Bang in case inflation falls apart.

Now consider:

The 2.7 K Blackbody Spectrum: It arises in theory because – as Big Bang space stretches – the same amount of radiative energy occupies larger and larger volume. Therefore an initial high temperature blackbody shifts to lower and lower temperatures. Big Bang Cosmologists have taught us emphatically that the wavelength of radiation stretches with space, and this is how this cooling happens. In other words, the entire crux of Big Bang is that electromagnetic fields are glued to the space.

[Note that they can not very well say that light from distant stars are glued to the space, but the Blackbody is not!]

B-Mode polarization: When the inflationary gravitation waves perturb this (same) space, they perturb the glued-on electromagnetic fields in a special way, and this is how the special B-Modes are produced in the Blackbody medium.

So when we speak of the 2.7 K Blackbody and B-Mode polarization, we are speaking of one and the same thing. Blackbody is the medium and B-Mode is the shape of the medium.

If it were a 5 K Blackbody instead, the quantitative theoretical predictions for the B-Mode would be different. If there is no blackbody radiation medium, there is no B-Mode polarization of the medium.

Before the advent of Dreamheron, the 2.7 K Blackbody radiation and CMB (Cosmic Microwave Blackground Radiation) were one and the same thing – like Fred and Freddie.

After the advent of Dreamheron, they have separated the Blackbody language and the CMB language. Having done so, they no longer speak the Blackbodyspeak, but they speak only the CMBspeak. The Blackbody is now “… the thing of which we do not speak….” (…ooh…ooh ….ooh….).

Now, what if they come out and say: We can give up the Blackbody, and treat in our theory the non-blackbody CMB as the original relic radiation medium upon which the B-Mode is imprinted? But this they have not done. To do so they first have to prove that the non-Blackbody CMB is the relic radiation.

The isotropy of CMB is not proof that it is relic radiation. The patchy nature of CMB is not a proof that it relic radiation. All the spectra they generated about the patchiness are not proof that CMB is relic radiation.

Remember how, after the discovery of the picture-perfect 2.7 K Blackbody, the Big Bang Cosmologists averred all over the place that this was the real clincher, because everything else was unconvincing.

Don’t forget that recently, inflation theorist Alexei Starobinsky spelled out explicitly that inflation theory rests on the 2.7 K Relic Blackbody radiation theory.

Don’t forget that the BICEP2 (and other similar telescopes) were specifically designed to look for B-Modes imprinted on the 2.7 K Blackbody.

So they are now covering up the most obvious fatal flaw in their ideas with linguistic trickery. The scientific process has been replaced by jiggery pokery. The scientific establishment knows this, and is going along with this most deliberately. They already got their colleagues the Kavli Prize for this grand deception. And there is talk of the Nobel Prize.

B-Mode polarization is bogus because the 2.7 K Blackbody is bogus. If there is no medium, then there is no imprint.

After the Blackbody stood disproved seven years ago, there was never any scientific reason for anyone to try to observe the B-Mode polarization.

Theoretically, there is no scientifically valid prediction of B-Mode polarization. Experimentally, BICEP2 most definitely did not observe any B-Mode polarization.

When I took down that Blackbody, I took down everything.

So why do the new heads of Hydra keep sprouting?

Lord have mercy!

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