Category Archives: Kip Thorne

Brian Clegg: Gravity

A history of gravity, and a study of its importance and relevance to our lives, as well as its influence on other areas of science.  Physicists will tell you that four forces control the universe. Of these, gravity may the … Continue reading

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Weber Bars Ring True?

Gravitational Radiation 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 … Continue reading

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Developing Scenario

We can learn about the first fraction of a second, among other things, by studying the polarization pattern of the CMB…Yuki D. Takahashi I was glad to see link  by Bee of Backreaction that expanded on what I had learn … Continue reading

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The Universe Time Travel

The mystery of time travel is explored as we embark on an adventure to reveal if traveling into the future will one day be a reality. Next we examine if traveling into the past will have bizarre consequences. Finally, are … Continue reading

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Gravity is Talking, LISA will Listen

It seems by measure the Interferometer has come a long way. If one recognizes how gravitational waves are measured, you come to understand how they can have a affect on laser light. Bee and Stefan of Backreaction have gone to … Continue reading

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Correlating Gravitational Wave Production in LIGO

Drawing by Glen Edwards, Utah State University, Logan, UT The most important thing is to be motivated by your own intellectual curiosity.KIP THORNE ***   Fig. 1. The four forces (or interactions) of Nature, their force carrying particles and the … Continue reading

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Leaving Footprints

Labyrinth on the portico of the cathedral of San Martino at Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. The term labyrinth is often used interchangeably with maze, but modern scholars of the subject use a stricter definition. For them, a maze is a tour … Continue reading

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What are Memories made up of ?

Illustration by The New York Times Some do indeed understand the fuzzy logic. These images are pixel orientated. They describe a process of thinking that is quite impermeable to the everyday biological function of the thinking brain that we have … Continue reading

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Stargazers and Hill Climbers

AS with Einstein, who was Socrates daemon?:) In Plato’s Apology of Socrates, Socrates claimed to have a daimonion (literally, a “divine something”)[6] that frequently warned him – in the form of a “voice” – against mistakes but never told him … Continue reading

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Gran Sasso and the Pyramid

What good is a universe without somebody around to look at it?Robert Dicke This summer, CERN gave the starting signal for the long-distance neutrino race to Italy. The CNGS facility (CERN Neutrinos to Gran Sasso), embedded in the laboratory’s accelerator … Continue reading

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