Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

A Spacetime Engineering by Superposition of Gravitational Waves

  1. Feb 29, 2016 #1
    I wanted to post the conjecture from this new paper which has recently been published within this past month - here's a direct link to the paper:

    http://arxiv.org/pdf/1602.01439v1.pdf


    Could an experimental apparatus consisting of oscillating masses be used to generate miniscule gravity waves which could be arranged in superposition to create a subtle FTL spacetime geometry, whose slight effects could be measured through an interferometer?

    So the idea would be to have some mass-oscillating experimental apparatus to create some miniscule gravitational waves in an experimentally controllable way. While the waves would be miniscule, Superposition Principle would still apply nevertheless, so that if the waves are suitably arranged, they might generate some subtle FTL spacetime geodesic geometry based on the theory from the conjecture quoted above, so that any tiny path-length difference effects could be measured by a very sensitive detector such as an interferometer.

    What do you all think? Anyone think this might be feasible?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 29, 2016 #2

    PeterDonis

    User Avatar
    2016 Award

    Staff: Mentor

    Thread closed for moderation.
     
  4. Feb 29, 2016 #3

    PeterDonis

    User Avatar
    2016 Award

    Staff: Mentor

    On review by the moderators the cited source does not appear to be a peer-reviewed paper and is too speculative for discussion on PF. Thread will remain closed.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Spacetime Engineering by Superposition of Gravitational Waves
  1. Gravitational waves (Replies: 2)

  2. Gravitational waves (Replies: 3)

  3. Gravitational Waves (Replies: 15)

Loading...