In 2014, a big commotion was going on in the scientific community. The American ‘BICEP2’ team claimed to have discovered ripples or gravitational waves. European scientists were skeptical and tested the data. They found that what the American’s detected was lens interference and that of galaxies (see: http://www.sacerdotus.com/2014/03/inflation-lemaitre-was-correct.html). Gravitational waves were predicted by Albert Einstein just 100 years ago. The existence of these waves would provide further evidence that the universe did start at a ‘big bang.’ Anyhow, after the disappointment from the ‘BICEP2’ team, Lawrence Krauss posted some tweets that caused a buzz. He claimed that the science institution ‘LIGO’ found evidence of gravitational ways. He was immediately attacked by others, including his peers for making such a suggestion. However, it seems that he was correct. ‘LIGO’ did in fact announce that they will be revealing some information on gravitational ways tomorrow, February 11, 2016 at 10:30 AM EST.
2016 could bring two discoveries that would color fundamental physics in 21st century: New particles at LHC, and Gravitational waves at LIGO
— Lawrence M. Krauss (@LKrauss1) January 4, 2016
My earlier rumor about LIGO has been confirmed by independent sources. Stay tuned! Gravitational waves may have been discovered!! Exciting.
— Lawrence M. Krauss (@LKrauss1) January 11, 2016
@ProfMike_M last time I mentioned possibility what it did was produce articles about gravitational waves, which was what I hoped for.
— Lawrence M. Krauss (@LKrauss1) January 13, 2016
One thing I hoped for when spurring interest in LIGO a week ago.. a nice educational exposition just appeared @sciam https://t.co/G76EQHSK4B
— Lawrence M. Krauss (@LKrauss1) January 20, 2016
HAPPY that my tweet and resulting excitement likely not misplaced. LIGO WASH DC PRESS CONF., FEB 11! GRAV WAVES & NEW ERA IN ASTRONOMY?!!
— Lawrence M. Krauss (@LKrauss1) February 4, 2016
OK.. Science Mag., which earlier confirmed the Feb 11th date, now describes more details of possible GW discovery! https://t.co/I6PlErWEr3
— Lawrence M. Krauss (@LKrauss1) February 7, 2016
official announcement of Feb 11th LIGO Press conference on gravitational waves: https://t.co/jsxGa1lNKt
— Lawrence M. Krauss (@LKrauss1) February 8, 2016