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In the last couple of weeks a lot of attention has been put on the data presented by the group of scientists working in the Gran Sasso laborabory, where they claim to measure neutrinos with a speed faster than light. Proven true, of course this could bring very interesting new insights to the physics world.

According to the data shown, the authors expect the measured neutrinos to have a speed about 60 nanoseconds higher than the established speed of light. Some criticism arose from the possible mistakes being introduced from the statistical approaches used to calculate the values.

Very interesting analysis on how the models used to treat the data might introduce some error, can be found here:
http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2011/09/are_we_fooling_ourselves_with.php

What is your opinion? Statistical accident or we are facing one of the most exciting discoveries in the recent times?

You can also read the original paper here:
http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.4897

Rute Andre

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