Although I am 100% certain that we are surrounded by gravity waves, I remain sceptical about Kip Thorne et al. method of using interferometry to measure length contraction.

Physical dimensions are coupled to time, and time is a function of ground potential, so to believe it is somehow possible to measure length contraction/expansion is (forgive my bluntness) nonsense.

As a gravity wave travels through the LIGO laboratory, groundpotential will rise and fall, this will have the effect of lengthening and shortening both the x leg and the y leg of the LIGO interferometer by the exactly the same amount and will therfore always result in a null change. The gravity wave travelling through the x and y targets or any other part of the laboratory, simply has no measurable effect, because ∆v is a direct function of ∆ø and obviously since a gravity wave can not change the mass of fermions there can be no relative movement.

So does this mean gravity waves can not be detected?

Fortunately not, in fact the apparatus to measure gravity waves can be made much, much smaller and a heck of a lot cheaper. It will most likely fit on a bench top, and maybe some time in the future it will fit in your iPhone.

According to GP theory, a rise or fall in ground potential changes the electron to proton mass ratio, by the formula;

\[ \phi_e = \frac{\Phi_p - \phi_{gnd}}{2} \sqrt{1-\frac{\phi_{gnd}^2}{\Phi_p^2}}\]

Where the constant \(\Phi\) is the proton potential and \(\phi_e \: and \: \phi_{gnd} \) are the electron potential and ground potential respectively.

So all that is needed to measure gravity waves is an apparatus to measure a variance in the electron to proton mass ratio, this ought to be possible with some kind of cyclotron, which no doubt already exists.

In the mean time scientists at LIGO are granted more funding to build "advanced LIGO" see http://www.ligo.caltech.edu

Of course no one is going to admit that all the money was spent on flawed science, so no doubt the results will be published in some very large publications, showing that gravity waves are very weak and barely detectable, and that any time soon the results will be rolling in.

I think gravity waves in terms of groundpotential rise and fall might be quite large, making them rather easy to detect, providing we use the right kind of equipment.

Love to hear more thoughts on this, so if you are involved in LIGO or related sciences, maybe you would care to post a reply.

Steven

PS: I say this with confidence, as if I am wrong, no one will remember ;)

PS: I say this with confidence, as if I am wrong, no one will remember ;)