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PHYSICS: Bibhas De rewrites history

February 27, 2017


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Q&A

Q: And just who the heck is Bibhas De to rewrite the history of physics?!

A: He is a student of a giant of physics who was a student of a giant of physics.

Q: OK. But where are the reports of his investigation?

A: Here and here. Also read through the posts in this blog.

PHYSICS AND PHYSICISTS AT THE THRESHOLD OF 2017

January 2, 2017

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NSF’S GOLDEN AGE OF COSMOLOGY FUNDING

April 23, 2016

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THE FALSIFIERS: Team BICEP2

May 29, 2015

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BIG BANG COSMOLOGY: The book of fraud

March 27, 2015

The book is published:

Bibhas De, Falsifiers of the Universe, Bibhas De book on Big Bang Cosmology, Big Bang cosmology fraud book

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For more information please visit the book’s web page:

http://bibhasde.com/thefalsifiersoftheuniverse.html

JUST WALKING AWAY FROM THE BICEP2 WRECK?!

March 13, 2015

As far as I understood, the Keck Array was all sewn up and was going great guns – with the botched BICEP2 instrument as its receiver. In fact, the following very recent statement of 2 March 2015 also suggests this:

We added a second band to the Keck Array last year at 95 GHz and a third band this year at 220 GHz. We just installed the new BICEP3 instrument at 95 GHz at the South Pole (see Fig. 3). BICEP3 is single telescope that will soon be as powerful as all five Keck Array telescopes put together. At 95 GHz, Keck and BICEP3 should surpass BICEP2’s 150 GHz sensitivity by the end of this year, and the two will be a very powerful combination indeed. If we switch the Keck Array entirely over to 220 GHz starting next year, we can get a third band to a similar depth.

But on 10 March 2015 we have the following statement:

In a few weeks' time, the team would begin the job of upgrading the Keck Array with new receivers – essentially "new eyes" – to allow it to continue scanning the skies for gravitational waves in tandem with its new BICEP3 neighbour.

May be I am missing something or misreading something here. If not, they are hastily building unplanned new optics and simply walking away from the BICEP2 wreck, without admitting fault.

Notice how cleverly they are deep-sixing BICEP2.

Also, the above information comes right after Pierre Meystre (Physical Review Letters) published the second bogus BICEP2 paper. So if indeed they are discarding the botched BICEP2 instrument, poor Pierre is left holding the bag!

And so much for that “novel” BICEP2 idea that small aperture telescopes are as powerful as giant telescopes! BICEP3 now has much larger aperture than BICEP2!

It is of course a good thing if they are correcting the erros of their ways. But fault must first be admitted.

Otherwise you can reasonably conclude that a culture of scamming is condoned at places like Harvard, Stanford and CalTech.

LORD HAVE MERCY!

PHYS. REV. LETTERS: Scam retraction of sham discovery

March 2, 2015

There you have it, folks!

Physical Review Letters had published the bogus B-mode polarization paper in June 2014. Now they are publishing a retraction that fully maintains the B-modes and stengthens them.

So you can construct a quack gadget and get two PRL publications out of it!

Also, James Bock has come out swinging. He avers that his instrumentation is fine!

Remember a couple of posts ago I showed how the B-mode maps were completely different for BICEP2 and Keck because of botched instrumentation?

All Bock has done is deep-sixed the bottom half of this diagram! He is showing you the top half and telling you everything is shipshape.

Remember that the bottom half is their own data they have proudly put out, after thorough review by the BICEP2 and the Planck Collaborations. No doubt there will now be a cover story that somebody accidentally pushed a wrong button and a wrong map got inadvertently published.

This deep-sixing seems to be a dominant character trait with these Big Bang guys. CMB spectrum not a blackbody?! Let’s deep-six it. B-mode maps reveal instrumental botch-up?! Let’s deep-six ’em.

Hey, let’s get Mikey … er .. Pierre to publish it. He will publish anything!

LORD HAVE MERCY!

Beware of geeks bearing predictions…

February 20, 2015

(Chapter draft)

CHAPTER V-14
Beware of geeks bearing predictions

Sometime in 2008 the World had a rude awakening. We learned about how abstract Wall Street investment instruments like Derivatives and Credit Default Swaps threatened the economy. Some of these were actually designed by physicists and mathematicians who saw a new fertile field in the financial arena to apply their skills. The renowned investor Warren Buffett wrote to his shareholders:

Constructed by a nerdy-sounding priesthood using esoteric terms such as beta, gamma, sigma and the like, these models tend to look impressive. Too often, though, investors forget to examine the assumptions behind the symbols. Our advice: Beware of geeks bearing formulas.

Our discussion thus far has been about experimenters. It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the Big Bang theorists are blameless. But they are very much a party to the grand deception. So let us talk about the priesthood in cosmology.

Now, if I were a theoretician and had made some theoretical studies to predict that the star Alpha Centauri is made of antimatter, I would have a good gut feeling about how well-formed this prediction is. Is this an idea that can be handed over right away to the experimenters? Is this an idea ready for the investment of tens of millions of dollars of public funds? My conclusion would be that this is a very long shot, not worth spending great funds on. I would not want to be responsible for such a commitment. If some hotshots from big name universities came to me and said they wanted to make experimental verification of my prediction and that they would have no problem getting funds, I would gently dissuade them. That is what a theoretician’s responsibility is: To know in his physics gut what he has produced and not to oversell it and not to sit passively as funds are solicited by others for this purpose.

The Big Bang theoreticians likewise make theories and predictions. But when men like Alan Guth and Andrei Linde encourage – actively or passively – the lavishing of public money to verify their predictions, they are being irresponsible. For they have to know full well that their fanciful omphaloskepsis does not merit this expenditure. Either that, or they have no physics in their gut at all.

To make the above point more concrete, let me cite what Andrei Linde – in a recent unguarded confessional moment – said about his idea that the BICEP2 team was trying to verify:

I always live with this feeling: What if I believe in this just because it is beautiful?

And yet he condones the spending of tens of millions of taxpayer dollars on his private fantasy.

Suppose in the example about Alpha Centauri, some people went ahead anyway and collected satellite evidence that I am right. Would I exalt over it? No. I would have grave doubts even though it is my own theory that has reportedly been verified.

But the inflation theorists gloried (in the noble way they glory) when they heard about the BICEP2 confirmation of their ideas. Again, Andrei Linde’s comment here is revealing:

If this is true, this is a moment of understanding of nature of such a magnitude that it just overwhelms,…

We have here scientists that have been prematurely put on such lofty pedestals that they could not develop a sense of an intellectual’s responsibility vis-à-vis the society down below.

BICEP2 BOTCH-UP: Clear as daylight!

February 15, 2015

Folks, logical clarity is our friend.

BICEP2 and Keck Array are two separate telescope units at the South Pole. They use exactly the same imaging technique.

(a). If the two telescopes report exactly the same image of exactly the same part of the sky, the image may be an artifact of measurement or truly “on the sky.” We cannot tell without more information.

(b). If the two images are different, they are unambiguously instrumental artifacts. We do not need any more information.

Now compare the skymaps:

Historically, Big Bang cosmologists have talked their way out of a hundred jams. Don’t let them bs their way out of this one!

POST NO. 500: PUBLIC ADMISSION OF BIG BANG BOTCH UP

January 31, 2015

THIS POST IS REMOVED BECAUSE IT STEMMED FROM A MISUNDERSTANDING ON MY PART OF LANGUAGE IN A PRESS RELEASE. APOLOGIES!

SEE INSTEAD THE POST AFTER NEXT.