“If the Cohen–Glashow effect is a valid prediction, “neutrinos are not superluminal”
Even a meeting of elite minds at Europe’s top particle physics lab couldn’t do it.
So it will be really interesting to see is whether, in a year or so, some sources are rewriting history to show that they never really thought there was a Higgs boson.
It hasn’t been a more fun time to be a theoretical physicist in a century, we’re betting.
Quantum mechanics may explain some hard-to-explain facts about life.
Whatever would we do without real skeptics (who generally don’t set much store by belonging to “Skeptical Societies”)
from the Niels Bohr Library & Archives
Ball hopes Darwin will solve the problem.
Here, we still hold out hope that the faster-than-light neutrinos are an honest mistake. But the glory of real science is precisely that Einstein could be wrong.
“The scrutiny of the apparatus only occurred with divergent results, never with consistent results.”
Darwin demands a higher loyalty than physics; he costs you your integrity.
Physicists may learn a lot from the error, if that is what it turns out to be.
With lots of Worcestershire?
In “Faster-than-light neutrino claim bolstered” (New Scientist, September 23, 2011), Lisa Grossman notes, Representatives from the OPERA collaboration spoke in a seminar at CERN today, supporting their astonishing claim that neutrinos can travel faster than the speed of light. The result is conceptually simple: neutrinos travelling from a particle accelerator at CERN in Switzerland arrived Read More…
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