So long, and thanks for all the quarks

The future of physics (1)

As an announcement is made in Europe that may shake physics to its foundations, America’s largest particle accelerator is to be switched off

Oct 1st 2011 | batavia, illinois | from the print edition

ON SEPTEMBER 23rd researchers at CERN, Europe’s main particle-physics laboratory, caused a stir. They suggested that neutrinos—ethereal particles which pervade the universe but rarely interact with anything while they are doing so—can travel faster than light. According to Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity, this is impossible… (continua a leggere su The Economist)


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