Neutrino retest shows Einstein was right as rain: Scientists

Neutrino retest shows Einstein was right as rain: Scientists

The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has recently revealed that a neutrino retest of the last-year experiment – which hinted that the speed of some subatomic particles could seemingly beat the speed of light – has established that theoretical physicist Albert Einstein was right as rain when he concluded, in his special theory of relativity, that ‘nothing can travel faster than the speed of light.’

Going by a press release from CERN, the retest, dubbed the ICARUS experiment, was carried out by the scientists at the Gran Sasso laboratory, Italy; and has failed to confirm the results of the last-September experiment which had concluded that neutrinos - the massless subatomic particles with a neutral electric charge - could contravene Einstein’s special theory about the speed of light.

Despite the fact that the retest of the September experiment resulted in the scientists’ recording of a new time for the speed of neutrinos, the press release has highlighted that the retest results – for which the same short pulsed beam was used as the one used for September’s experiment – revealed that the new measurement is “at odds with” the measurement which was initially reported by OPERA.

However, defending the experimental technique used by the OPERA team, and shielding the team from excessive disparagement for unsuccessfully challenging Einstein’s special theory of relativity, CERN Research Director Sergio Bertolucci said in the press release that, irrespective of the final result, “the OPERA experiment has behaved with perfect scientific integrity in opening their measurement to broad scrutiny, and inviting independent measurements. This is how science works.


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