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Saturday, October 15, 2011

My current bet for an explanation for the (alledged) FTL neutrinos of the OPERA experiement at CERN

A most interesting paper published via Arxiv regarding the OPERA experiment neutrino anomaly can be found here. Extremely approachable, with trivial mathematics, it offers a most palatable explanation for the observed apparent faster-than-light travel of the muon neutrinos in the CERN OPERA experiment.

N.B., there is a minor error in the paper inconsequential to the results where the authors attribute, albeit indirectly ("The Michelson and Morley experiment demonstrated the speed of light is the same in all inertial frame of reference and on this axiom Einstein built special relativity."), Einstein's impetus for his Special Relativity Theory. This is incorrect. From the master himself: "The Michelson-Morely experiment had no role in the foundation of the theory." and "..the theory of relativity was not founded to explain its outcome at all."

Give it a look.