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OTTO E. RÖSSLER Does a “Fraudulent Joke” stand behind the Discovery of Gravitational Waves? Two hard reasons motivate this public question: question. First, the by now famous, almost identical pair of LIGO data from September 14, 2015 got recorded four days before the official start of measurements while the experiment was still on trial runs. During that phase, fake “trial data” of similar shapes got routinely injected at unpredictable times to remain unacknowledged for months in a row for double-blind purposes. This state of affairs likely extends to the data in Second, the data are interpreted as a length change in the 4 kilometers long detector arms, functionally enlarged by a factor of more than ten through back and forth reflections. The measured length change then is less than one ten-thousandth of the diameter of a proton – more than 24 orders of magnitude below the 4 kilometers of the instrument. This unprecedented sensitivity means also that no physical effect has ever been excluded to a higher accuracy! If the observed minute length change was real, gravity waves would be a million times weaker than originally anticipated by Joseph Weber whom I once met. Never has a tinier result been presented as a discovery. This unprecedented state of affairs makes it mandatory for the involved scientists to publish a detailed account of the up until now neglected “forensic part” of the experiment: by portraying every fake signal injected during the months and weeks and days before September 18. Only thereafter can one return to the, in this light prematurely published, claim of a gravitational wave detected. This caveat is given by an author who for eight years offers an unchallenged, meanwhile maximally simplified, published proof of global constancy of the speed of light in the vacuum. This retrieved result of the less than 32 year old Einstein rules out gravitational waves from first principles. It simultaneously confirms Einstein’s own later abandonment of gravitational waves. The marvelously crafted “ring-down effect” displayed in the LIGO data from September 14 in Physical Review Letters is 114

then nothing but a unique piece of “scientific art” mirroring the firm belief of its creators. But this proof of fraud – “a physical Beltracchi” – is cogent only if the rediscovery of Einstein’s early c-global holds water. The younger Einstein thus stands in the limelight again. ”Proof or Prejudice” is the title song. Letter to the New York Times, written by Otto E. Rossler, University of Tubingen, Germany Otto E. Rössler Professor University of Tuebingen Tuebingen, Germany COMMENT ON ABOVE POST: W.W. Engelhardt JET, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik (retired) The LIGO-publication must be classified as "fraud", since it claims a strain of 10 - 21 between the two arms caused by a gravitational wave, but it does not document the same strain under controlled conditions caused by radiation pressure on the mirrors. This was one of the methods described as being applied for the calibration of the system. The calibration curve, however, is withheld from the public! There is another intrinsic problem with this particular "gravitational wave". It had a typical frequency of 150 Hz belonging to a wave length of 2000 km, if it travels at c. As the distance between beam splitter and reflecting mirror was 4 km, there was practically always the same phase on these objects, i.e. there was no reason to move them in different directions against each other. In this case there is no relative shift and a phase difference between the two arms of the interferometer cannot occur. Maybe I am wrong, but I cannot see, how a relative displacement between beam splitter and mirror can occur, unless the wavelength is comparable with the arm length. 115

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