A QUESTION OF CIVILIZATION: What’s in the shed?!

October 8, 2018


In 1964 one of mankind’s greatest scientific feats occurred: the discovery of the predicted Big Bang Black Body relic radiation on the sky by two guys named Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson. This feat would be recognized in 1978 by the award of the Nobel Prize in Physics. And just recently, the Planck Scientific Collaboration has issued a resounding reaffirmation of this discovery. Next summer Robert Wilson will be celebrated at the Starmus V Festival in Switzerland.

Fascinatingly, the discovery paper was very brief, like the Watson-Crick discovery paper.

However, if in the latter case brevity was the soul of wit, in the former case it was the heart of the scam.

When I read the PW paper for the first time with an investigator’s mind-set, I was struck by the fact that there is absolutely no description of the instrument they used. I looked in the scientific literature, and I could not find anything there either.

Here was my problem. This was a satellite communication equipment and as such was most likely set up to receive two orthogonal linear polarizations. But the cosmic black body radiation is unpolarized. How can you receive the total power from this black body with this antenna? You have either to add the power in the two linear polarizations to get the full power on the sky, or use one polarization and account for a factor of 2. What did they do? This is the information I was looking for. In other words, I wanted to know what comes behind the Holmdel Antenna that has become a visual icon. What’s in that shed? Not being able to find the answer, here’s what I wrote in my 2015 book The Falsifiers of the Universe: .. the powers in the two polarizations would then have to be added before determining the Antenna Temperature. At 4 GHz, this feed would probably be a substantial waveguide contraption, certainly not something one would forget to mention in a paper where this fact was of paramount importance.

Sometime later I learned that there was an exhibit of the PW equipment in Deutsches Museum, and photos of this were available at this web site. So now we know what’s in the shed. We can go back to my problem and resolve it.

Refer to the figure. Radiation travels from left to right. The silver horn is a replica to represent the Holmdel antenna outside the shed. Everything else is inside the shed. This is the original equipment. The horn has a square cross-section. As unpolarized radiation from sky travels through this square pipe as two orthogonal linear polarizations, it is gradually transformed to a circular pipe so as to be able to accommodate a device called an Orthomode Transducer (OMT). This is the device marked A by me. At A, the OMT separates out the two orthogonal polarizations. Half the power travels downward at A through a standard rectangular waveguide that carries the polarization with the electric field vector perpendicular to the plane of the paper. This portion of the radiation is used for calibration purposes. Thus, half the unknown signal power to be measured is prevented from going into the receiver. The other half – where the field is vertical and in the plane of the paper – travels to the right and enters the receiver at the point marked B by me via a standard rectangular waveguide, seen coming out of the plane of the paper. This is the entire power Penzias and Wilson analyzed, and deduced from this a 3.5 K black body in the sky.

Michael Fletcher has also provided a block diagram of the instrument, endorsed by Arno Penzias.

So, half the power that was incident on the Holmdel antenna accounted for the entire discovery of a black body of 3.5 K – a temperature that happened to be just right to clinch Big Bang. Morale of the story: Lose a factor of 2, get a Nobel.

This is only one of the many fatal faults of this experiment. In no way, shape or form did Penzias and Wilson find any black body of any temperature on the sky. Nor did John Mather. Nor did Herbert Gush, nor anyone else for that matter

In this context I remind you also of these old graphics:


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LIGO briefing for K N Vyas, India’s new DAE Chief

September 25, 2018


K. N. Vyas – as the newly appointed secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) – is India’s new government decision maker for LIGO India. His predecessor, Sekhar Basu, set up the US-India LIGO deal with great fanfare.


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LIGO dissidence: Taking stock

September 23, 2018

It seems that, starting with the award of the LIGO Nobel Prize in 2017, all dissident activities have come to a stop. It seems that I am the only one keeping the cause alive. And not a single voice from within the scientific establishment has arisen against the LIGO fraud.

But is there any point in my continuing? You have just seen that NSF funds for the Ligonauts are coming out the wazoo. It does not look like we have gained any traction at all. The Ligonauts are still talking big, talking high, talking tall and talking pretty. So they all are continuing merrily on their way. As to my activities, all they have to do is wait me out. They have staying power, I don’t.

Someone once told me this: You want to do good to the world. But the world may not want good done to it.

Now I see much wisdom in that. When doing the right thing turns out to be one of the most difficult things, it is time to take stock.

The Nobel Prize prediction company is out with their 2018 predictions, and a cosmology prize for dark matter is on the list.

So it is all dark all around. While I don’t have any information, I still like to think that there is just one tiny candle still flickering:

$10 million to fine tune science fraud

September 20, 2018


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Your tax dollars at work (Down the LIGO drain)

September 9, 2018


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Kip Thorne’s Indian winter

September 8, 2018

Besides all the scientific stories deifying Kip Thorne, the US media has also been humanizing this brainiac by regaling the world with stories about his awkward dating, bold betting, Penthouse-reading, … and so on. Ever wonder why this media does not report highly visible events of odd nature that do not cast him in favorable light? His repeated public humiliations? His Trump-bashing from the Nobel Laureate platform given him in India, China? Well, no need to wonder. You can read about such events here – and only here.


(Imaginary dialogue)

Inspector Gregory: Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention, Mr. Holmes?

Sherlock Holmes: To the curious conduct of the media with regard to Kip Thorne’s limelight spectacles in India.

Gregory: But the media did not report anything about Kip Thorne’s limelight spectacles in India!

Holmes: That was the curious conduct.

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Is the billion-dollar LIGO fraud unstoppable?

September 7, 2018


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UPDATE 09/08/2018:

Follow the money! You can put a keyword like LIGO in the following NSF Award Search site, and see how taxpayer money is being funneled into the fraud, fast and furious:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/

A Physicsville goose

September 6, 2018

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LIGO India spinmeisters

August 30, 2018


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Reading guide on physics fraud

August 29, 2018

LIGO FRAUD

Information page on my book on LIGO fraud

Summary conclusions about LIGO from the above book.

My LIGO casebook – a pictorial exposition of the fraud. Download pdf here.

COBE SATELLITE AND RELATED FRAUDS

PDF ebook on cosmic black body fraud

Information page on my book on Big Bang fraud

My casebook on Big Bang fraud – a pictorial exposition. Download pdf here.

BICEP2 FRAUD

My casebook on BICEP2 fraud – a pictorial exposition. Download pdf here.