Friday, September 23, 2011

Subatomic Particles that Move Faster than the Speed of Light!

CBS News has an astonishing account of an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.

Physicists on the team that measured particles traveling faster than light said Friday they were as surprised as their skeptics about the results, which appear to violate the laws of nature as we know them.

Hundreds of scientists packed an auditorium at one of the world's foremost laboratories on the Swiss-French border to hear how a subatomic particle, the neutrino, was found to have outrun light and confounded the theories of Albert Einstein.

"To our great surprise we found an anomaly," said Antonio Ereditato, who participated in the experiment and speaks on behalf of the team....

UPDATE: An article in USA Today says that Einstein's theory has survived challenges before, and that "betting against Einstein and his theory of relativity is a way to go broke."

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