Monday, February 6, 2012

Faster than Light Neutrinos revisited

Faster than Light Neutrinos revisited

The report from CERN of neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light it nota problem with Special Relativity because the only particles that are not able to travel at or faster than the speed of light are particles with a real non zero rest mass. Particle shuch as photons with a rest massof zero travel at the speed of light. Particles that travel faster than
light would have have a negative imaginary rest mass giving it a real non zero mass at speeds above the speed of light. It would however be incapable of being decelerated to
the speed of light below it.

One pssibility is that the CERN neutrinos did travel at sub_light speeds through the space they actually went through but instantly skipped over the rest of it making their average speed faster than light. Quantum Mechanics has several phenomenons like quantum tunneling that allow this to happen. If confirmed this would be strong confirmation of instantaneous quantum phenomenon.

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