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Neutrinos aren’t slowing down

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I wasn’t the only one who had suspicions about waveform matching in the OPERA experiment:

http://arxiv.org/abs/1111.3284

However, “A new measurement of the neutrino speed is being conducted using 2 ns long bunches spaced by 500 ns from the CNGS beam. In such a measurement the effects discussed here would no longer apply.”

According to rumors (http://twitter.com/#!/jsheltino), those measurements have been conducted, and the neutrinos are still arriving too early!

Update: same rumor was also  leaked to Russian media by Natalia Polukhina (an OPERA Collaboration Board member).

Update: official word: http://press.web.cern.ch/press/PressReleases/Releases2011/PR19.11E.html

 

“pioneer or a nut” is an anagram of “opera neutrino”.

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Written by bbzippo

11/17/2011 at 6:02 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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