Wed

21

Mar

2012

Einstein Proved Right in Retest of Neutrinos’ Speed

The New York Times

 

GENEVA (AP) — Einstein may have been right after all.

 

European researchers said Friday they had measured again the speed of a subatomic particle that a September experiment suggested traveled faster than the speed of light, violating Einstein’s special theory of relativity, which underlies much of modern physics.

 

The research team, led by the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Carlo Rubbia, found that the particles, neutrinos, do not travel faster than light.

 


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Wed

21

Mar

2012

Physics shocker! Neutrinos clocked faster than light

As part of the OPERA experiment, physicists tracked how long it takes for neutrons generated at CERN to reach a detector 730km away in Italy. (Credit: National Institute of Nuclear Physics (ITFN) in Italy)
As part of the OPERA experiment, physicists tracked how long it takes for neutrons generated at CERN to reach a detector 730km away in Italy. (Credit: National Institute of Nuclear Physics (ITFN) in Italy)

 

Tiny subatomic particles are challenging Einstein's decades-old conclusion that nothing can travel faster than light. Next up: intense scrutiny of the finding.


European physicists have measured tiny particles called neutrinos moving just faster than the speed of light--only a smidgen faster, but enough to raise a serious possibility that Einstein's physics need a major overhaul.

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Wed

08

Sep

2010

Many Kinds of Universes, and None Require God

 

September 7, 2010

 

By DWIGHT GARNER

THE GRAND DESIGN

By Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow

Illustrated. 198 pages. Bantam Books/Random House. $28.

Stephen Hawking, the most revered scientist since Einstein, is a formidable mathematician and a formidable salesman. “I want my books sold on airport bookstalls,” he has impishly declared, and he’s learned how to put them there.

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Sat

04

Sep

2010

Review of 'The Grand Design'

by Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow. 

  

Why is there something instead of nothing?

 

Why do we exist?

 

Why does this particular set of laws govern our universe and not some other set?

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