Gravitational waves have a polarization pattern that causes objects to expand in one direction, while contracting in the perpendicular direction. That is, they have spin two. This is because gravity waves are fluctuations in the tensorial metric of space-time.
How would you map this above?
|WMAP image of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation|
Here’s the thing for those blog followers who are interested in the application of sound as a visual representation of an external world of senses.
In this example I’m going to map speed to the pitch of the note, length/postion to the duration of the note and number of turns/legs/puffs to the loudness of the note.See: How to make sound out of anything.
I have my reasons for looking at the trail that began with Gravitational wave research and development. If we are accustom to seeing and concreting all that reality has for us, can a question be raised in mind with how one has been shocked by an anomaly?
I am not asking for anyone to abandon their views on the science of, just respect that while not following the rules of science here as to my motivational underpinnings, I have asked if science can see gravity in ways that have not be thought of before. This is not to counter anything that has been done before.
The historic approach to Gravitational Research was important as well, to trace it back to it’s beginning.
Can we use such measures to exemplify an understanding of the world we live according to a qualitative approach? This has occupied my thoughts back to when I first blogged about JosephWeber in 2005. Here is a 2000 article linked.
In the late 1950s, Weber became intrigued by the relationship between gravitational theory and laboratory experiments. His book, General Relativity and Gravitational Radiation, was published in 1961, and his paper describing how to build a gravitational wave detector first appeared in 1969. Weber’s first detector consisted of a freely suspended aluminium cylinder weighing a few tonnes. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Weber announced that he had recorded simultaneous oscillations in detectors 1000 km apart, waves he believed originated from an astrophysical event. Many physicists were sceptical about the results, but these early experiments initiated research into gravitational waves that is still ongoing. Current gravitational wave experiments, such as the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA), are descendants of Weber’s original work. See:Joseph Weber 1919 – 2000
Space, we all know what it looks like. We’ve been surrounded by images of space our whole lives, from the speculative images of science fiction to the inspirational visions of artists to the increasingly beautiful pictures made possible by complex technologies. But whilst we have an overwhelmingly vivid visual understanding of space, we have no sense of what space sounds like.
See previous entries on “Weber Bar” by typing in Search Feature on side bar. See also below.
- LIGO at http://www.ligo.caltech.edu/
- GEO at
- ACIGA at
- TIGA at