Gravy Waves General
So, what r u people thinking about LIGO WASH DC PRESS CONF?
Did they found waves or its just an error?
>have been expecting grav waves for like 70 years or some shit
>won't change anything if they are found, will only add to our mountain of evidence of GR
it would be interesting to find out that the quanta of gravity is not a wave. that would be surprising and contradict some very well accepted theories.
grav waves might as well be 20th century news desu
It will change things when they are detected as you can use gravitational waves to do astrophysics. Take LISA for example which would not only illuminate directly the growth of massive black holes though cosmic time but also cosmology though "standard sirens" as just two examples.
Prof told me he got an excited call from a buddy involved in this telling him he couldn't say much about it yet but that he should definately shouldn't miss the conference. So prof was pretty sure something good has been found.
The SETI Institute's initial radio reconnaissance of KIC 8462852, however, found no evidence of technology-related radio signals from the star.
And then, design and build a new generation of telescopes. Then detect objects outside current spectrum. Then 'see' through the zone of recombination and detect either grav anomalies or the source of the big bang. Measure the stonking great grav anomaly we cant see because of the milky way just for starters, but hey, no biggy, your dick must be getting itchy go fap.
>contradicts basic scienctific knowledge
>proposed by nutters
>no credible methods, sources, etc
>CERN tier science experiment (LIGO)
yeah, they're pretty much te same.
It's not because Krauss is a public figure that he can't be hyped like any others faggot.
Public figures are human too.
And it's not like it's not worth getting hyped about.
we dicovered a wave
Meanwhile people are still dying of cancer, we can't leave our solar system and we are running out of oil. You can forgive me for becoming jaded by the constant slew of bullshit un-applicable abstractions coming from the physics community right now.
>You can forgive me for becoming jaded by the constant slew of bullshit un-applicable abstractions coming from the physics community right now.
No. I cannot. What are you even doing on /sci/ ??
people are gonna die from cancer for the remainder of our species' existence, according to people who know a shit about molecular biology
space travel? immortality? sorry, not gonna happen lol
you're welcome to cure cancer and bring humanity to the interstellar age, though, since you seem so willing to put down any seekers of theoretical frameworks from which to we can new discoveries and possibly new technology
LIGO is searching for gravitational waves from violent events like merging black holes and supernovae. It is not sensitive enough to detect primordial gravitational waves (it's also not in a good frequency range for that).