In September results indicating that neutrinos travel faster than the speed of light were released, this week the same group has released further data.
I think we should hold a Naked Scientist Forum Sweepstake for the reason that the OPERA Gran Sasso results do not comply with received knowledge. One guess per member and no duplicates.
I don't know what it might be. It could be something making it possible, Soulsurfers idea of a tunnelling perhaps? Or maybe something else that we still have to understand. What I can't accept would be the idea of mass being faster than light, that makes too little sense. Because that universe would indeed be 'magical'. yor_on, Tue, 22nd Nov 2011
I have one other suggestion that is a bit off the wall. That is, it is a geometrical error caused by the "shape" of the neutrinos.
Syhprum That is an interesting and reasonably plausible idea but as far as I can see that would mean that the 1987 supernova neutrino pulse was a wrong observation. although it is quite possible these events are rare and the secondary confirmation is weak. Soul Surfer, Wed, 23rd Nov 2011
This case proves relativity is wrong. simplified, Wed, 23rd Nov 2011
Nope, it just prove that a statistical experiment can get very weird results :)
Physics can not be the same. simplified, Wed, 23rd Nov 2011
The funny thing with this approach is that everyone seems keen to mix QM effects with classical observations. This can be cool if we define it such that there must be a strict causality between QM and macroscopic 'reality', but those doing research are not as sure, as far as I've seen. And when it comes to photons/waves 'interacting' then that is QM.
And yes Simplified if mass would be proven to go FTL it sure would change physics. Even though light still would be a constant. So it's wrong :) yor_on, Wed, 23rd Nov 2011