Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger B. P. Abbott et al.* (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration) 11 FEB2016

PhysRevLett.116.061102 Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger B. P. Abbott et al.* (LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration) (Received 21 January 2016; published 11 February 2016) On September 14, 2015 at 09:50:45 UTC the two detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory simultaneously observed a transient gravitational-wave signal. The signal sweeps …

Photons Alone

"QED" , the short popular text by Richard Feynman was published 30 years ago. Yet, we still hear the literate public talk about the "wave-particle duality" of light as if that is part of 21st Century quantum theory. Rather, it is this out-dated concept, acting like a dogmatic religion, that will demonstrate itself to be …

Multiverse? What is verifiable today.

What is scientifically verifiable is the 4-dimensional space-time continuum we inhabit; the arrow of time; entropy; an evolving universe whose past we can continue to explore with high-energy experiments and space-based observation platforms... => 'Theories of Anything' is not science Theories of Anything (2014) Dr. Paul J. Steinhardt Albert Einstein Professor in Science, Departments of Physics …

Richness with Simplicity

"I Really Appreciate Science. Technology and Cute Experiments are Cool, too!" In this somewhat final installment to the outline, I will make it brief. We are still in the realm of rational speculation in all of this commentary. Energy and matter are not complex. With the fluctuations towards a stable, but not too stable universe …

The Knotty Question of Matter

"I Really Appreciate Science. Technology and Cute Experiments are Cool, too!" - I will lay out what would be the sixth installment to the website. Looking at Einstein's relatively simple equation equating Energy to Matter and mass, E=Mc^2, we saw that the speed of light is really the proportionality constant between the space dimensions and …