Top scientists claiming faster-than-light discovery step down; suffering Bern for their Lyon?

Last September, the OPERA Collaboration confounded the world of physics when it announced that had measured neutrinos travelling faster than the speed of light. Six months later, skepticism of that initial finding is well-justified. As it turns out, the error in measurement was most likely caused by a faulty cable, and an independent experiment showed neutrinos travelling from the same source were not travelling faster than light.

Ereditato, who leads a group from the University of Bern, and Autiero, head of a group at the University of Lyon in France, had been the public face of the controversial study for the past 6 months…

via Forbes.

Uncategorized
One comment on “Top scientists claiming faster-than-light discovery step down; suffering Bern for their Lyon?
  1. In terms of science, this is a horrific result. 

    Remember, this started with these guys putting the research data out there saying “We found this impossible result and we cannot figure out how we got it, but we’re pretty sure of what we have…can anyone find what we missed?” They redid the experiment, and eventually found out what happened.THSI IS HOW SCIENCE IS SUPPOSED TO WORK.Now people get fired or forced to resign for that. I swear, some days I think we should just say screw it and nuke all of us back to the stone age…maybe we’ll get it right next time…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.