Archive for the ‘LIGO India’ Category

LIGO INDIA: Gravitational Graves

June 14, 2019

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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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A festive India prides herself on LIGO

June 5, 2019

Astronomers, are LIGO signals on the sky?

May 16, 2019


Pedagogy on LIGO laser-wavelength stretching

May 16, 2019

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Construction of LIGO India has begun

May 11, 2019

According to this report, construction work on LIGO India has begun. They expect to begin observation in 2025.

This is significant news for LIGO critics. It means that NSF-LIGO is proceeding flank speed towards a multi-year program of well-funded discoveries.

Earlier reports said that before beginning construction, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would perform a groundbreaking ceremony. I have not seen any reports of this so far.

LIGO today is backed by multiple governments, and the world media. It has become so that before any science happens, just the mere sight of a wiggle sends the media into a tizzy. This summer LIGO will feature big in the science festival circuit. Kip Thorne and Barry Barish at Starmus in Zurich, and Rainer Weiss at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

Just about the only group that is no longer applauding LIGO today is the physics establishment. There is an ominous silence there.

How Kip Thorne shot himself in the foot

May 9, 2019

LIGO detector size vs wavelength

May 7, 2019


Astronomers do not shoot yourselves in the foot

May 5, 2019

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