Archive for the ‘LIGO Discovery’ Category

New Casebook: The LIGO Jokebook it is here!

August 18, 2019

This eBook is a collection of ligonaut jokes: Visit the Casebook Download Central (see right panel) to read/download.

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LIGO’s Twilight Zone: Nightmare at ultrahigh vacuum

August 17, 2019

Q: What is the most fruitful area of physics in future?

August 15, 2019


Young student asks: What is the most fruitful discipline of physics I should train myself in?

Dreamheron answers: Waste Management. Take out the trash.

Student: Will I get a Breakthrough Prize for this?

Dreamheron: Not as long as Yuri listens to Edward.

Student: But will I get NSF funds?

Dreamheron: Not as long as France is in charge.

Student: What will I gain in the end?

Dreamheron: The knowledge that you have given the society something back.

Student: Can you give me an example of the person to follow?

Dreamheron: Stephen Crothers.


LIGO Scientific Collaboration falling apart?

July 7, 2019


There is a report out saying there is “a lot of friction” within NSF-LIGO. People are fighting and leaving over credit for some wild future discovery, with a facility that has no function other than a NSF Stainless Steel Salvage Yard. In the following, Professor Weiss is LIGO Nobelist Rainer Weiss. Excerpt:

But one subgroup within Ligo which had spent eight years attempting to detect what is called a “continuous wave” from a pulsar was unhappy, because they wanted to be listed as special authors if and when such a signal was detected and reported, he explained.

“That’s caused a lot of friction. And has even caused people in the collaboration to leave the collaboration, because we can’t guarantee that we will change the rules [to allow special recognition],” Professor Weiss told the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, an annual conference bringing together laureates and young scientists.

“We never even had these issues until we finally made a discovery. Then everybody began to think: oh my god, how do I get recognised?,” he added.

Speaking to Times Higher Education, Professor Weiss declined to go into further details about who had left.

LIGO’s spandex physics

June 26, 2019

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LIGO pluses and minuses

June 21, 2019


Recently, LIGO CEO David Reitze was asked to come to India on a short notice, presumably for Reitze Sahib to give reassurances to Indians that everything is fine. This video was produced. But Indian citizens never got a whiff of what the dissidence is about. Them fine people are being royally duped by LIGO’s clever machinations.

david reitze ligo, patrick brady ligo, patrick brady univ of wisconsin, france cordova nsf, anne kinney nsf, fleming crim nsf,allison lerner nsf, diane souvaine nsb, ellen ochoa nsb, anneila sargent caltech, fiona harrison caltechligo japan, ligo kagra, ligo india, takaaki kajita nobel prize, thaddeus gutierrez, k n vyas dae, k vijayraghavan psa, ashutosh sharma dst, somak raychaudhury iucaa

Lubricated spacetime

June 17, 2019

First, here is the report about the 40 km LIGO.

france cordova nsf, anne kinney nsf, allison lerner nsf, diane souvaine nsb, ellen ochoa nsb, anneila sargent caltech, david reitze ligo
k n vyas dae, k vijayraghavan psa, ligo india, ligo kagra, ligo japan, takaaki kajita nobel prize

LIGO and wave behavior

June 16, 2019

In the name of Alfred Nobel (LIGO’s summer offensive)

June 13, 2019


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LIGO construction boom worldwide

June 8, 2019

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