Thursday, September 29, 2011

Faster than LIGHT ....? Questions Relativity...?

Recently, a group of physicists have been working to measure the neutrinos generated from a particle accelerator at CERN. This group discovered neutrinos arriving faster than would have been expected and they appear to be traveling faster than the speed of light itself, but they draw no definitive conclusions. 

CNGS – CERN neutrinos to Gran Sasso
The trajectory of the neutrino beam
The CNGS project sends muon neutrinos from CERN to the Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS), 732 km away in Italy. A proton beam from the Super Proton Synchrotron at CERN is directed onto a graphite target

Source: http://public.web.cern.ch/public/en/Research/CNGS-en.html
(official website)

Read the Press Release
OPERA experiment reports anomaly in flight time of neutrinos from CERN to Gran Sasso
http://press.web.cern.ch/press/PressReleases/Releases2011/PR19.11E.html

Here is the submitted paper
http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.4897

Download PDF http://arxiv.org/pdf/1109.4897v1

Physicists wary of junking light speed limit yet
http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/article2479766.ece

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