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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Neutrino's Saga - Part 4

The OPERA detector
Light speed
The recent news of neutrinos moving faster than light might have got everyone thinking about warp drive and all that, but really there is no need to imagine something that can move faster than 300,000 kilometres a second. Indeed, the whole idea is illogical.

CERN and colliding theories
Findings that showed faster-than-light travel were released to the public too soon.

New theories emerge to disprove OPERA faster-than-light neutrinos claim
(PhysOrg.com) -- It's been just two weeks since the Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tRacking Apparatus (OPERA) team released its announcement claiming that they have been measuring muon neutrinos moving faster than the speed of light, causing an uproar in the physics community. Since that time, many papers (perhaps as many as 30 to the preprint server arXiv alone) have been published seeking ways to discredit the findings. Thus far though, only two seem credible.
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