September 23, 2011

Experiment breaks speed of light barrier

On Thursday night Antonio Ereditato, leader of the Opera experiment at the lab in Switzerland, said beams of neutrinos, or subatomic particles, consistently arrived about 60 nanoseconds sooner on a 730km journey from Cern outside Geneva to the Gran Sasso underground lab in central Italy than if they would have been travelling at the speed of light – about 300,000km per second.

Financial Times, 12:23am Friday September 23rd, 2011
Experiment breaks speed of light barrier
By Clive Cookson
Scientists at Cern, the world's largest physics laboratory, could smash what has been a fundamental tenet of science for more than a century

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