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  1. Standard member avalanchethecat
    Not actually a cat
    28 Aug '15 12:40
    I don't come here much, mainly due to lack of math ability, but I read an interesting article the other day (https://www.the-newshub.com/technology/full-spectrum-universe-cern-accident-creates-rainbow) and I'd be fascinated to hear the opinions of all of you boffins on this rainbow gravity idea.
  2. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    28 Aug '15 12:54
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    I don't come here much, mainly due to lack of math ability, but I read an interesting article the other day (https://www.the-newshub.com/technology/full-spectrum-universe-cern-accident-creates-rainbow) and I'd be fascinated to hear the opinions of all of you boffins on this rainbow gravity idea.
    I was going to ask if I'd overslept and it was April. My suspicions were confirmed when I looked at the comment at the bottom. Cern releases this kind of thing as a joke on April 1st every year or so and the stupid hack who wrote the article hadn't done any checking.
  3. Standard member avalanchethecat
    Not actually a cat
    28 Aug '15 13:16
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    I was going to ask if I'd overslept and it was April. My suspicions were confirmed when I looked at the comment at the bottom. Cern releases this kind of thing as a joke on April 1st every year or so and the stupid hack who wrote the article hadn't done any checking.
    D'oh.
  4. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    29 Aug '15 03:12
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    I don't come here much, mainly due to lack of math ability, but I read an interesting article the other day (https://www.the-newshub.com/technology/full-spectrum-universe-cern-accident-creates-rainbow) and I'd be fascinated to hear the opinions of all of you boffins on this rainbow gravity idea.
    One thing, it makes it easier to link if you make the link on a totally separate line.
  5. 29 Aug '15 06:25
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    I was going to ask if I'd overslept and it was April. My suspicions were confirmed when I looked at the comment at the bottom. Cern releases this kind of thing as a joke on April 1st every year or so and the stupid hack who wrote the article hadn't done any checking.
    The article itself states that CERN had released it as an April fools joke but the idea itself does not originate in that joke. The idea is a genuine proposition predating the CERN joke:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Gravity_theory
    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/rainbow-gravity-universe-beginning/
  6. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    29 Aug '15 11:53
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    The article itself states that CERN had released it as an April fools joke but the idea itself does not originate in that joke. The idea is a genuine proposition predating the CERN joke:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Gravity_theory
    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/rainbow-gravity-universe-beginning/
    There's all sorts of theories about. I didn't check whether Rainbow gravity existed or not, the experimental results they were claiming were too whacky. As a theory it sounds like it should violate CPT which is tantamount to violating Lorentz invariance. There is no evidence for this whatsoever.
  7. 29 Aug '15 19:57 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    I don't come here much, mainly due to lack of math ability,
    I shouldn't let lack of maths ability deter you from coming here.
    I would say the only thing you ought to have to come here is, unlike a certain minority of people that come here, some genuine curiosity (but not necessarily knowledge ) in at least one science subject, which you obviously have.
  8. Standard member Soothfast
    0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,
    30 Aug '15 01:25
    Originally posted by avalanchethecat
    I don't come here much, mainly due to lack of math ability, but I read an interesting article the other day (https://www.the-newshub.com/technology/full-spectrum-universe-cern-accident-creates-rainbow) and I'd be fascinated to hear the opinions of all of you boffins on this rainbow gravity idea.
    One thing we learn here is that modern physics, as it stands, is so rife with asinine notions and nonsense, that even the April Fools jokes sound plausible. So don't feel bad. They're just trying to get attention...

    ...And funding.