[LMB] Never thought I'd see THIS coming out of CERN
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Sat Sep 24 13:41:57 BST 2011
On Fri, Sep 23, 2011 at 6:11 AM, baur <baur at chello.at> wrote:
> CERN finds FTL neutrinos?
> read the paper for yourself ..
> The results of the study indicate for CNGS muon neutrinos with an
> average energy of 17 GeV an early neutrino arrival time with respect
> to the one computed by assuming the speed of light in vacuum:
> δt = (60.7 ± 6.9 (stat.) ± 7.4 (sys.)) ns.
> The corresponding relative difference of the muon neutrino velocity
> and the speed of light is:
> (v-c)/c = δt /(TOF’c – δt) = (2.48 ± 0.28 (stat.) ± 0.30 (sys.)) ×10-5.
> *with an overall significance of 6.0 σ.*
> 6.0 sigma - HOLY cow ..
> Markus Baur
> written from my mobile internet connection
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0.0028% faster than light. Would reach Alpha Centauri about 2 hours faster
than a radio wave.
I have a vague memory of an article once saying that some of the more
peculiar properties of neutrinos would make more sense if they were actually
tachyons. Maybe some one else can find that? (I've been looking.)
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