Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Submission + - Faster than light neutrinos detected by CERN (cosmosmagazine.com)

GhigoRenzulli writes: Neutrinos are chargeless subatomic particles that come in three 'flavours', and are known to travel at close to the speed of light, although an exact speed is difficult to assign due to their unknown mass.

An early report by physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland has announced experimental data that purports to show neutrinos travelling faster than the speed of light.

If found to be correct, the new results, now posted on the physics website arXiv, would require a major rethink of the current model of special relativity. But what avenues exist for confirming the extraordinary data?

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Faster than light neutrinos detected by CERN

Comments Filter:

"I got everybody to pay up front...then I blew up their planet." "Now why didn't I think of that?" -- Post Bros. Comics

Working...