[time-nuts] Neutrino timing

Rick Thomas rbthomas at pobox.com
Mon Oct 24 21:51:53 EDT 2011


When I first heard of this, I had a thought for a 4th explanation:

It seems likely, given everything we know, that neutrinos have a 
very-small, but non-zero mass.  Part of the point of this experiment was 
to try to get a better idea of what what mass is.  We've always assumed 
it was very small, non-zero and positive.  What happens if it's 
very-small, non-zero, and negative?

Rick


On Mon, 24 Oct 2011 18:06:40 -0700, ed breya wrote:
> Fascinating stories. It looks like they covered all the bases, so if
> correct, then it should have a big impact on physics. I can only
> conclude one of the following:
>
> 1. There is some undiscovered measurement error or effect that
> accounts for the discrepancy.
> 2. The data are correct and the neutrinos can exceed c, or distort
> space-time so that it appears that way.
> 3. Neutrinos actually do interact with matter more than supposed, and
> in unusual ways. This would mean that rock would have a negative 
> index
> of refraction to neutrinos.
>
> It's too bad the equipment has to be gigantic. If the beam line could
> be built vertically, it could be fired through the entire earth
> instead, to a detector on the opposite side, getting about sixteen
> times more distance. I wonder what the beam dispersion is for those
> things.
>
> Ed





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