LIGO Executive Director David Reitze is in India this week. He has created a huge media blitz there with his totally upbeat pronouncements of LIGO, emphasizing that an India LIGO is needed to better localize gravitational wave sources in the sky. This is utterly, patently and absurdly false physics. You cannot localize a source by having observatories that are closer than the wavelength, period. In fact, the station spacing has to be far greater than the wavelength.

But this blatantly irresponsible and reckless conduct on the part of one who is essentially representing the US officially, with international implications of his actions, again highlights the fact that LIGO is out of control. It has nothing to do with science at all. It never had.


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