1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Neutrinos traveling faster than C?

  1. Sep 22, 2011 #1
    Hello.
    I just read this http://www.haaretz.com/news/international/have-cern-scientists-managed-to-exceed-the-speed-of-light-1.386126" [Broken] which says that scientists in CERN recorded neutrino particles travelling faster than the speed of light.
    Now, I know how "scientifically literate" the media is (God particle comes to mind) and so I'd like clarification from actual real physicists or just people who know their physics.

    Is this really so? Does it mean that the speed of light is not the universal speed limit should this experiment be confirmed?

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 5, 2017
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 22, 2011 #2
    Ha I forgot about this. I saw the article and got all excited then remembered that. We'll have to see but I think the quotes from the article support the title.

    edit: here's another article from bbc http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15017484" [Broken]
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 5, 2017
  4. Sep 22, 2011 #3
    any idea if there is already a paper or a preprint? (just wondering)
     
  5. Sep 22, 2011 #4

    Ryan_m_b

    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Neutrinos traveling faster than C?
  1. Faster than C (Replies: 30)

Loading...