# Reproducing the OPERA result

Are there any other facilities that would be capable of independantly verifying the opera result? In other words, a completely different source/detector for $\nu_{\mu}$ beams?

Alternatively, there might be another source that could send a beam to the same detector at Gran Sasso, with a different baseline, looking to verify the value of $\frac {v-c}{c}$ with a different value of $\delta t$?

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• T2K is running right now. They might (probably) need to improve their understanding of the distance and timing.
• LBNE is still in the planning stages, but will have a longer baseline which could be very helpful

disclaimer: I am vaguely involved in LBNE--specifically doing MC work for the near detector design.

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The original observation of neutrinos exceeding the speed of light was by MINOS in 2007. What OPERA did was to verify this observation, with better statistics. These two experiments were the US and Europe, respectively, and have enough differences that it appears that they can be considered as independent.

If this were not a complete earthquake for the special theory of relativity, it would be accepted as a recent observational fact about neutrinos (and largely ignored). The reason it's getting so much attention is because it IS a verification.

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