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Category Archives: LIGO
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
Posted in Gravity, Kip Thorne, LIGO, Ronald Mallet, Sir Isaac Newton
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Core Optics
A pair of polished Advanced LIGO end mirrors (ETM’s) Core optics are the 40kg masses that form the heart of a LIGO detector. A core optic is manufactured from fused silica, polished to a few nanometers of smoothness and coated … Continue reading
Posted in Grace Satellite, lagrangian, LIGO
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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
Posted in Chaldni, Colour of Gravity, Kip Thorne, LHC, LIGO, Sonification, Sound, Wayne Hu
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Holometer
Holometer Revised This plot shows the sensitivity of various experiments to fluctuations in space and time. Horizontal axis is the log of apparatus size (or duration time the speed of light), in meters; vertical axis is the log of the … Continue reading
Posted in Interferometer, LIGO, Outside Time, planck, Quantum Gravity
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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
Posted in Interferometer, Kip Thorne, LIGO
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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
Posted in Interferometer, Kip Thorne, LIGO
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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 longdistance neutrino race to Italy. The CNGS facility (CERN Neutrinos to Gran Sasso), embedded in the laboratory’s accelerator … Continue reading
Posted in Calorimeters, Colour of Gravity, Game Theory, Gran Sasso, Kip Thorne, LIGO, Time Travel
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Breakthrough Propulsion Physics?
Shuttle Main Engine Test Firing1981A remote camera captures a closeup view of a Space Shuttle Main Engine during a test firing at the John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi. Spacecraft propulsion is used to change the velocity … Continue reading
Posted in Black Holes, Collision, Complexity, Concepts, Cosmic Rays, Elephant, Entanglement, Gamma, geometries, Gravity, House Building, Induction, lagrangian, LIGO, Loop Quantum, M Theory, Nothing, Particles, Photon, Pierre Auger, Quantum Gravity, Satellites, String Theory, Susskind, Symmetry, Symmetry Breaking, Time Travel
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What is Dark Matter/Energy?
When Chaos Goes Quantum? All events shown here (except KEK test detector) were generated by MonteCarlo simulation program, written by Clark. The visualizing software which produced the detector images was written by Tomasz. While the sun was easily recognizable building … Continue reading
Posted in Art, astrophysics, CERN, Collision, Complexity, dark energy, dark matter, Gravity, Higgs, imagery, LIGO, Nothing, Particles, Quantum Gravity, Sun, Supersymmetry, Symmetry
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Now, here is a SuperNova for Real
The Crab Nebula from VLT Credit: FORS Team, 8.2meter VLT, ESO Now the “ultimate proof” is to hold in our hands the matters defined by objects. This is the culmination of all dimensional perspectives, being “condensed to the moment” we … Continue reading
Posted in Branes, Computers, Cosmic Rays, Cosmic Strings, Crab Nebula, Dimension, Einstein, Gamma, Hubble, LIGO, M Theory, Non Euclidean, Particles, Photon, Standard model, Stardust, String Theory, SuperNova, SuperNovas
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