The LIGO IS NOISE conclusion! Here’s the final, definitive response to the lame LIGO response:
“It would appear that the 7 ms time delay associated with the GW150914 signal is also an intrinsic property of the noise. The purpose in having two independent detectors is precisely to ensure that, after sufficient cleaning, the only genuine correlations between them will be due to gravitational wave effects. The results presented here suggest this level of cleaning has not yet been obtained and that the identification of the GW events needs to be re-evaluated with a more careful consideration of noise properties.”
LIGO has not refuted this dire conclusion.
The same overplayed hype/death happened for BICEP2:
“This joint work has shown that the detection of primordial B-modes is no longer robust once the emission from Galactic dust is removed,” says Planck astronomer Jean-Loup Puget of the University of Paris-Sud in Orsay in the ESA press release. “So, unfortunately, we have not been able to confirm that the signal is an imprint of cosmic inflation.”
“I no longer believe that BICEP2 detected the signal of gravitational waves,” says cosmologist Marc Kamionkowski of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, who is not a member of either team.
TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN!!
Now that we’ve concluded that BICEP2/LIGO are all just overhyped noise, will the media companies give their clickbait ad money back? Will corks be put back in the champagne? Will the NSF funds be returned? Will the new LIGO projects be canceled? Will tenure, titles, and taxpayer dollars be returned? Will science be allowed to return to science?