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Can neutrinos travel faster than the speed of light? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Superluminal neutrinos What would be the immediate effects if light does not go at the maximum speed possible? This is a hot topic right now, so I thought we should get a ...
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When Physicists thought neutrinos were faster than the speed of light [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Superluminal neutrinos I remember not too long ago hearing very much speculation about a discovery that perhaps neutrinos are faster than the speed of light. I've heard ...
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Do neutrinos travel faster than light? [duplicate]

There are particles like tachyon which moves faster than light theoretically,does this holds good enough for neutrinos?
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Concerning a previous possible tachyon observation? [duplicate]

A few years ago there was a story about the Large Hadron Collider where a possible tachyon was supposedly observed. It was later shown it didn't occur yet the incident made me think. If a large ...
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Can neutrinos really travel faster than the speed of light? [duplicate]

A few years ago scientists found that neutrinos were going faster than the speed of light. Then they found some problem with the calculations. I read an article that was made this year about faster ...
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Neutrinos and the Cosmic Speed Limit [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Superluminal neutrinos An article in the newspaper a few months ago said that Neutrinos travel faster than Light. Another article then said that this observation was flawed ...
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Is the wave-particle duality a real duality?

I often hear about the wave-particle duality, and how particles exhibit properties of both particles and waves. However, I wonder, is this actually a duality? At the most fundamental level, we 'know' ...
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Why do the neutrinos (with mass) from a supernova arrive before the light (no mass)?

I've already read the below questions (and their answers) regarding neutrinos vs. electromagnetic waves propagating through space, but I'm still not clear on something. Neutrinos arrived before the ...
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What would be the effects on theoretical physics if neutrinos go faster than light?

Earlier today, I saw this link on Facebook about neutrinos going faster than the speed of light, and of course, re-posted. Since then, a couple of my friends have gotten into a discussion about what ...
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When to average in the lab for indirect measurements?

I am measuring distance and time to calculate the velocity. I repeat the experiment 10 times. What is better, to first calculate the average of distance and time and then the velocity, or to calculate ...
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What happened to the idea of tachyonic or other superluminal neutrinos?

While hunting around for information about the recent OPERA measurement that hints at superluminal neutrinos, I discovered that this idea was actually considered back in the 1980s. Wikipedia lists as ...
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Status of experimental searches for tachyons?

Now that the dust has settled on the 2011 superluminal neutrino debacle at OPERA, I'm interested in understanding the current status of experimental searches for neutrinos. Although the OPERA claim ...
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How can a particle accelerator kill you with *neutrinos*?

In this paper: http://wwwphy.princeton.edu/mumu/target/King/king_WEBR6_pac99.pdf "Potential Hazards from Neutrino Radiation at MUON Colliders" Abstract High energy muon colliders, such as ...
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Do we have any evidence of slower-than-light neutrinos? [duplicate]

I'm writing a piece on the electron neutrino. There's plenty of excellent material out there, but I'm struggling to find anything definitive about their speed. There is for example evidence from ...
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The relation between the speed of light and the Big Bang Theory

I would like to know how much of the Big Bang theory is dependent on the constancy of the speed of light. P.S.: It might be guessed that I am asking this because of the recent CERN news. Yes, of ...

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