Friday, September 23, 2011

Breaking the Law (fg)


It seems that the particle neutrino breaks light-speed limit. This stands in sharp contradiction to Einstein's special theory of relativity and constants in nature.
If neutrinos are travelling faster than light speed, then one of the most fundamental assumptions of science — that the rules of physics are the same for all observers — would be invalidated.
Here are some links:
- Nature: particles break light speed limit
- original scientific paper written by CERN staff.

A German joke on that issue:
Der Barkeeper sagt: "Tut mir leid, wir bedienen keine Neutrinos, die schneller sind als das Licht." Ein Neutrino kommt in eine Bar.