GPBARC JULY 2015 NEWSLETTER

G.P. BIRLA OBSERVATORY AND ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH CENTRE

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NEWS

I. Perseid Meteor Shower   II. Puzzling Anomaly    III. No Black Holes

  1. PERSEID METEOR SHOWER

Close on the heels of the Meteor Shower Delta Aquarids, comes the Perseid Meteor Shower which peaks on August 11th / 12th. This Meteor Shower comes from the trail of debris left behind by Comet Swift-Tuttle. It is called Perseid because the meteors seem to be coming down from the direction of the constellation Perseus (Parsu Mandal). Fortunately this occurs around the New Moon which takes place on the 14th of August. So the dark skies give a decent chance that we may catch a glimpse of at least one or two of these meteors.

  1. PUZZLING ANOMALY AT THE LHC IN GENEVA

Recently, Dr. B.G.Sidharth, Director,  had pointed out in a paper that based on his theory of high energy particles, specifically in the context of the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, particles beyond a certain energy would exhibit left handedness and would decay.

 Now an experimental team working at the Large Hadrron Collider B in Geneva has discovered after trillions of observations of what are called lambda particles the puzzling fact that only left handed particles decay — that is break up into subconstituents. Particles like human beings generally come in two varieties –left and right handed. In the former the particles spin in a direction opposite to the motion while this is in the same direction for the right handed particles.

A team working on the LHCb experiment looked at the decay of trillions of subatomic particles known as lambda zero b baryons emerging from collisions at the Large Hadron Collider and made the announcement in the journal Nature.  “Only subatomic particles with a left-handed spin decay as a result of one of the fundamental forces, confirming that the Universe has a left-hand bias.” This inexplicable finding can be explained by Dr.Sidharth’s work.

III          RESEARCH Researchers at the G.P. Birla Observatory and Astronomical Research Centre have found confirmatory proof that black holes do not exist. Black holes have occupied the space of thinking of generations of astronomers for nearly a century. The only way they can be detected is through indirect effects. The researchers at G.P. Birla Observatory and Astronomical Research Centre, lead by Dr. B.G. Sidharth have reconfirmed that if the universal gravitational constant varies with time, which seems to be the case, then this will destroy black holes almost instantly. It may be recalled that recently Stephen Hawking, himself one of the mentors of black holes came up with the suggestion that black holes do not exist.