Jun 19, 2014

Astronomy Gravitational waves turn to dust after claims of flawed analysis

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— The Guardian

Gravitational waves: Bicep2 at the South Pole

It was hailed as one of the most important scientific discoveries of the century, the birth of a new era in physics and a shoo-in for a Nobel prize.

The claim from Harvard University that it had discovered gravitational waves – and thereby evidence for the theory of cosmic inflation and the existence of a multiverse – caused a worldwide sensation in March. But the celebrations are now looking decidedly premature.

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