THIS REPORTING FROM THE UK TELEGRAPH:
Antonio Ereditato, spokesman for the international group of researchers, said that measurements taken over three years showed neutrinos pumped from CERN near Geneva to Gran Sasso in Italy had arrived 60 nanoseconds quicker than light would have done.
“We have high confidence in our results. We have checked and rechecked for anything that could have distorted our measurements but we found nothing,” he said. “We now want colleagues to check them independently.”
If confirmed, the discovery would undermine Albert Einstein’s 1905 theory of special relativity, which says that the speed of light is a “cosmic constant” and that nothing in the universe can travel faster.
A big wow.
All indications are that this finding was not expected by the scientists working on the project.. And if that is the case, what other unexpected results may happen at CERN? What other discoveries will amaze the populace? What other laws will be overturned by modern science?
This is amazing. As is most news that comes from CERN on a regular basis.