GENEVA (AP) -- Scientists at the world's largest physics lab say they have clocked subatomic particles traveling faster than light. If that's true, it would break - if not severely twist - a fundamental pillar of physics.
Nothing is supposed to go faster than light. But scientists say that neutrinos - one of the strangest well-known particles in physics - smashed past the cosmic speed barrier of 186,282 miles per second (299,792 kilometers).
The world of physics is certainly changing although in slow pace. I published the paper regarding the nature of neutrinos in LLNL archive in 1997. Now it seems like the real experimental proof is coming. This result is going to change the shape of our physics for ever.
The paper was based on the examination of the data from the neutron decay experiment and from the comparison of the data from the supernova explosion, and also from the observation of the lack of the evidence on whereabouts of the massive number of neutrinos in the universe. They (neutrinos) must exist somewhere but no one knows where. And surprisingly no one seems to be bothered by its lack of precise residency.
The mass squared value of the neutrinos has been consistently reported to be negative, yet scientists have been reluctant to admit that neutrinos can be tachyons. I suggested rather boldly at the time that all the neutrinos must be tachyons. There were other previous researchers (Chodos et al)who claimed that some of the neutrinos may be tachyons.
In this new frame of physics, neutrinos are always traveling faster than the speed of light. Contrary to the matter particles, neutrinos possess more energy when it travels slower. The world of neutrinos is like the opposite side of our reality.
Now the more serious side of this experimental proof of neutrinos speed of travel is that, the quantum mechanics can be explained as a random statistical interaction between neutrinos and charged particles. God really doesn't play dice.
Another consequence of this is that neutrino's pure kinetic interaction with matter particles can create the effect of gravity. I think I already mentioned this picture somewhere in this blog. The mechanical nature of neutrinos is essential to the understanding of the physical effect of dipole gravity.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Posted by Eue Jin Jeong at 2:57 PM