[time-nuts] The GPS velocity of light versus neutrinos
bownes at gmail.com
Mon Nov 21 15:01:13 EST 2011
Keep in mind that a common view or LOS light method will have a
problem with the variability of the medium density along the path
You could do it in a vacuum however.
I come back to the base question of 'since the speed of light varies
depending on the medium, does the speed of the neutrino also vary, and
if so, how?'
On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 2:45 PM, Bill Hawkins <bill at iaxs.net> wrote:
> A good friend, who has written a lot of excellent real-time software,
> maintains that that it is impossible to find all of the systematic
> errors in something as complex as the GPS system. The error is small,
> 60 ns in 2.4 ms, about 3 E-5, for OPERA or 8 E-5 for MINOS.
> Has anyone measured the speed of light with GPS clocks in the same
> way that neutrinos are measured - say between mountain tops?
> Another way would be to get a common view light flash from a
> magnesium flare on a high altitude rocket.
> There's a lot at stake here. Many physicists will prematurely wear
> out their brains looking for the answer.
> Bill Hawkins
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