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Are Gravitational Waves Directly Observable?

Chakalov, Dimi (2005) Are Gravitational Waves Directly Observable? UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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We take for granted that Gravitational Waves (GWs) exist, but examine critically the possibility for their direct observation with ground and space-based laser interferometers. It is argued that the detection of GWs can, at least theoretically, be achieved iff three requirements are met en bloc. Alternatively, a hypothetical case related to the so-called dark energy would render the task impossible in principle. The discussion is kept at conceptual level, to make it accessible to the general audience.


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Chakalov, Dimi
Keywords: gravitational waves, quantum gravity
Subjects: General Issues > Laws of Nature
Depositing User: Dimi Chakalov
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2005
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:13
Item ID: 2367
Public Domain: No
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2367

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