Numb3rs episode features the LIGO project

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Did anybody happen to catch the new Numb3rs episode today that had a plot centering around LIGO, among other things? I was hoping to get some opinions about the show and any inaccuracies in it.

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Numb3rs episode features the LIGO project

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Did anybody happen to catch the new Numb3rs episode today that had a plot centering around LIGO, among other things? I was hoping to get some opinions about the show and any inaccuracies in it.

I saw part of it ... it was positively awful (IMHO). For example, the 'use' of maths in the episode seemed to me more like a parody than an example, and the scenes supposedly shot inside the tunnels, [shudder].

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Did anybody happen to catch the new Numb3rs episode today that had a plot centering around LIGO, among other things? I was hoping to get some opinions about the show and any inaccuracies in it.


Yes, I really enjoy the show. Lol about the scenes shot in the tunnels. Their LIGO set wasn't up to spec that's for sure. I really don't care whether their facts are straight or not I watch for the plots.

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What is this

What is this show?

Interesting that LIGO is showing up in fiction. LIGO doesn't have any tunnels, really. But TAMA (the smaller Japanese one) is sort of half-buried. What's weird is they have a bicycle so that you can ride from the corner station down to the end of a 300m arm to check something. The "tunnel" is so narrow that while the tip of one bicycle handlebar is brushing the earth and wood wall, the other is an inch or two from tapping the tube of the interferometer itself!

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What is this show?

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NUMB3RS is a drama about an FBI agent who recruits his mathematical-genius brother to help the Bureau solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles. The two brothers take on the most confounding criminal cases from a very distinctive perspective. Inspired by actual cases, the series depicts how the confluence of police work and mathematics provides unexpected revelations and answers to the most perplexing criminal questions. A dedicated FBI agent, Don Eppes (Rob Morrow), couldn't be more different from his younger brother, Charlie Eppes (David Krumholtz), a brilliant mathematician who, since he was little, yearned to impress his big brother. As a seasoned investigator, Don deals in hard facts and evidence, whereas Charlie, a math professor at a California university, functions in a world of mathematical probability and equations. Now, despite their disparate approaches to life, Don and Charlie are able to combine their areas of expertise and solve some killer cases.

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