[time-nuts] Those pesky Neutrinos again...

Marco IK1ODO -2 ik1odo at spin-it.com
Mon Nov 21 03:19:57 EST 2011

At 08:16 21-11-11, you wrote:

>I heard on the BBC the other day that a repeat experiment is 
>planned, firing neurinos from the US into Canada. The labs were not 
>cited, but I expect it would be Fermilab  to Sudbury Ontario. If 
>this is the case, then there will still be the problem of not being 
>able to run a parallel fibre as the Sudbury detectors are  also deep 
>underground. This means that the emitter->detector path length will 
>still be a paper length, and if there is a problem with the 
>reference frame definition, or time transfer methodology , then the 
>results may also be subject to questions raised in the case of 
>OPERA.  The distance between these labs and the OPERA experiment are 
>of the same order of magnitude so it will be interesting to see what hatches.

Even if you could run a fiber exactly parallel and straight on the 
neutrino path (drilling a verrrry deep tunnel :-)) then the speed in 
the fiber will be lower than c, due to the refraction index. So, in 
any case a synchronization system is needed, and it is not necessary 
to run a straight fiber.

73 - Marco IK1ODO

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