In “Neutrino watch: Speed claim baffles CERN theoryfest” ( New Scientist, October 2011), Lisa Grossman reports,
Even a meeting of elite minds at Europe’s top particle physics lab couldn’t do it: reconciling neutrinos that appear to break the cosmic speed limit with the laws of physics is still beyond us. However, a paper on the speeding neutrinos has been accepted for publication and the first preliminary results from a comparable experiment are out.
“For the moment, there is no explanation that works,” says physicist Ignatios Antoniadis, who helped to organise the meeting at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland, last Friday.
Papers are in progress, offering various perspectives.
Relax guys. It just means physics is a science. After all, Unlike Darwin, Einstein can be wrong. We have confidence in you because you are not trying to claim that the old egghead had foreseen and allowed for stuff he wouldn’t have imagined.
Can we say that any discipline whose iconic figure can’t be wrong should be reclassified as a religion? Thoughts?
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