Sorry Prof. Einstein, But…

To cap a week of wild science stories, here’s a claim from CERN that they have measured neutrinos traveling at faster than the speed of light.

That one I’m taking with a pinch of salt for now, but if it can be reproduced that’s all sorts of excitement for theoretical physics.

Update: And, you know, sometimes caution is warranted. Thanks to Andrew Butler for pointing me at this.

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3 Responses to Sorry Prof. Einstein, But…

  1. Mike Scott says:

    That story is from 2011, and made big news at the time, but was later found to be a calibration error.

  2. The story from autumn 2011 was appraised by our physicist (Graham C.) and considered erroneous as we reported January 2012
    http://www.concatenation.org/news/news1~12.html#neutrino

    And as Andrew’s link (in your update) points out the lead scientist resigned in March.

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