Friday, September 23, 2011

Rumour No More

And so it shall be done. Congratulations to the whole OPERA collaboration for eventually trusting their data.

$\frac{v - c}{c}$ $= 2.48 \pm 0.28 \pm 0.30$ $\times 10^{-5}$

Given the old MINOS results, and other hints, it now seems clear that most, if not all, neutrinos are tachyons. Recall also a low energy excess in the $\nu$ results from MiniBooNE. Not to mention non existent fairies, zombies, wimps, dark forces and more. So although the majority of ill informed punters will immediately tell you to ignore this $6 \sigma$ result from a large professional collaboration who have been working on this for years, you should not.

The CERN seminar can be viewed via live webcast tonight, 4 pm Zurich time. Eek. Anyone feel like recording it for me?


  1. Collider Blog points out that the results are NOT inconsistent with the supernovae ones, which indicate a much smaller (but still positive) $v-c$ in the MeV range.

  2. That would give three solid tachyon data points: the supernova 1987A, OPERA, and MINOS(2007). And everyone still jumps to the conclusion that this is garbage?


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