Category Archive: neutrinos

Feb 23 2012

Collider team examining possible component flaw that led to superluminal measurements

Scientists working at the super collider that measured neutrinos seeming to beat Einstein’s cosmic light speed barrier a few months ago say they have uncovered at least two issues with the high-tech gear used to clock the speedy particles. It could boil down to faulty wiring:

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Oct 15 2011

Relativity may be safe from superluminal neutrinos

The Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tRacking Apparatus (OPERA)  tau neutrino detector in Gran Sasso, Italy

I’m not going to say I told you so, But I Told You So! Those weird faster-than-light neutrinos that CERN thought they saw last month may have just gotten slowed down to a speed that’ll keep them from completely destroying physics as we know it. In an ironic twist, the very theory that these neutrinos …

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