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Re: CERN's speedy neutrino

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:21 pm
by aZerogodist
I thought I replied to this the other day but must of previewed instead of submited.

If this is true a whole new branch of physics will develop, but many more tests will have to be done.

Re: CERN's speedy neutrino

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:01 pm
by paolovf
While OPERA are still working on it the neutrino conundrum, we have more news from CERN who have found signs of the Higgs Bosson particle [source]:
Scientists at the CERN physics research centre say they have found signs of the Higgs Boson, an elementary particle that represents the missing link in the Standard Model of physics.

However researchers warn that conclusive proof of the existence of the particle has yet to be found.

The Higgs Boson, according to prevailing theories of physics, gives everything in the universe its mass.
Whatever the outcome, this is hugely significant work in this field.

Re: CERN's speedy neutrino

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:09 pm
by paolovf
According to sources familiar with the experiment, the 60 nanoseconds discrepancy appears to come from a bad connection between a fiber optic cable that connects to the GPS receiver used to correct the timing of the neutrinos' flight and an electronic card in a computer. After tightening the connection and then measuring the time it takes data to travel the length of the fiber, researchers found that the data arrive 60 nanoseconds earlier than assumed. Since this time is subtracted from the overall time of flight, it appears to explain the early arrival of the neutrinos. New data, however, will be needed to confirm this hypothesis.