Posts Tagged ‘LIGO gravitational waves’

LIGO PRIZES COMING OUT THE WAZOO

June 25, 2017


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Is LIGO a Buy, Hold, or Sell?

June 22, 2017

Q: Is LIGO a Buy, Hold, or Sell?
A: It is now a Strong Sell.

A POWERED FLIGHT TOWARDS THE NOBEL SKY:

The recent spate of European prizes to LIGO might have you believe that LIGO is shooting upward in a powered flight, about to reach the Nobel sky. These prizes include the German Lower Saxony Prize, the Einstein Medal, the European Physical Society Prize, the European Science Prize, and some kind of Spanish deal called the Princess of Asturias Prize. Upon such feting, anyone is bound to be bowled over.

But this is LIGO’s fake world. The truth lies elsewhere. As I said a long while ago, a test arena you might watch is India LIGO.

INDIA LIGO DEVELOPMENTS:

India LIGO received full and final approval from the Indian Government only days after LIGO first detection. Funds were obtained and earmarked for LIGO. Some of these funds were given over to LIGO for conducting preliminary surveys. LIGO site was finalized, and construction was about to begin. It only remained for the Government of India to release the bulk of the funds to LIGO.

At this stage, a hold was placed on these funds by the Government.

Now started the American pressurizing of the Indian Government to release these funds.

The American physics Nobelist David Gross (remember this cigarette-smoking environmentalist?) very publicly derided the Indian Government for holding up LIGO.

The Government did not budge.

High US LIGO officials went to India and told the Government to get on with the program or else.

The Government did not budge.

NSF director France Cordova made a statement wishing the Indian Government would get going on LIGO.

The Government did not budge.

The European LIGO prizes kept coming out the wazoo, in the strongest possible affirmation of the LIGO machine.

The Government did not budge.

The first LIGO discovery was confirmed for a second time (the third LIGO detection).

The Government did not budge.

This is where we stand today.

MY READING OF THE SITUATION:

The first thing we now understand about India Government’s technocratic leadership is that they are nobody’s fools: neither the Indian Ligonauts’ , nor France Cordova’s. They are there to look after their nation’s interest.

And that is exactly what they are doing.

I believe that LIGO dissidence caused the technocrats to take a closer look at the whole issue, perhaps in collaboration with the greater Indian physics community (beyond the LIGO community). I believe they came to the conclusion that importing the US LIGO machine and installing it on Indian soil is not the right thing to do, scientifically speaking.

Whether the Indian Government wants it or not, their choice amounts to a scientific verdict on LIGO.

Italy and Japan take note.

The Indian Ligonauts are still engaging in their customary happy talk, but I do not believe that this is the Indian reality.

NOTE ADDED 06/22/2017:

Seeing that India is not budging, US LIGO officials tried to push LIGO on Australia a second time. Australia did not budge.

KARSTEN DANZMANN THE REAL INSTRUMENT GENIUS BEHIND LIGO

June 5, 2017


Well folks, I live and I learn!

Here I was thinking (and telling you) the whole time that American Rainer Weiss was the instrument genius behind LIGO.

Boy was I wrong!

It turns out that Germany’s Karsten Danzmann was the true behind-the-scenes genius. For he was just awarded the Körber European Science Prize with this citation:

Karsten Danzmann opened a new door for the understanding of the universe. It was the unanimous verdict of the Körber Prize committees that the key technologies developed by him made the first direct detection of gravitational waves possible in the first place.

So I stand corrected.


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LIGO: An ongoing bastardization of the scientific process

June 3, 2017


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LIGO BAGHOLDERS (Lord have mercy!)

May 27, 2017


Bagholders = Stockholders whose stocks have become worthless!

The following organizations have strongly endorsed the Ligo discovery even as it stood scientifically exposed as a sham or a scam or a fraud in the public arena. There can be no innocent explanation for this conduct. They are now left holding the bag!


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Steadfast European support of American physics fraud

May 22, 2017


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EPS COCCONI PRIZE 2017
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EPS COCCONI PRIZE 2017

PHYSICS PUBLISHING: Peer review or Pierre review?!

May 21, 2017


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HAS EDWARD WITTEN GONE OVER TO THE DARK SIDE?

May 20, 2017


It is one thing to spend a lifetime in physics limelight and not be able to advance the field one iota. It’s OK.

It is another thing to use that limelight to prevent progress. This is not OK.

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LIGO AND THE BRAINIACS

May 16, 2017


THE THORNE-WEISS
NOTHINGBURGER


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BOGUS PHYSICS IN WIKIPEDIA

April 28, 2017


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