MichaelvdV@Atos

Are we witness to the largest scientific discovery of our time?

Blog Post created by MichaelvdV@Atos on Sep 23, 2011

This time, no programming at 'Michaels programming Blog'. Something totally unrelated to programming, and even to the PI System... But, we could be witnessing one of the largest scientific discoveries of our time.

 

Researchers at CERN have discovered neutrinos travelling faster than light. It is possible that the results are due to systematic measurement errors, and the experiment hasn't been reproduced yet. But if this is true, the result will be so revolutionary, and will have impact in different fields of science. I'm in no way qualified and try to explain all this, but below are a few good reads about the subject.

 

Reading material:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15017484

 

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/09/neutrinos-faster-than-light/

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faster-than-light

 

http://usersguidetotheuniverse.com/?p=2169

 

http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1109/1109.4897.pdf

 

 

 

Maybe in a few dozen years we can indeed do this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKcF5je7K2E

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