[time-nuts] Neutrinos not so fast? (defectove connector)

Azelio Boriani azelio.boriani at screen.it
Thu Feb 23 14:12:41 UTC 2012


Yes, this doesn't mean the results are necessarily wrong but only
questionable. Too bad we have to wait until May to know the "damage"
extension on the observed results. Here in Italy, unfortunately and as
usual, the announcement was distorted by our media today: now Einstein is
the winner as much as he was a looser in September. As usual they are very
fast in hanging or rising someone instead of shading the correct light on
science information.
And don't forget that nothing comes early here in Italy :)

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 2:47 PM, Arnold Tibus <arnold.tibus at gmx.de> wrote:

> Just for completeliness I was pointed to this information:
>
> http://www.nature.com/news/flaws-found-in-faster-than-light-neutrino-measurement-1.10099
>
> Arnold
>
>
>
> Am 23.02.2012 12:21, schrieb Azelio Boriani:
>
>> I have found the official CERN director's words: (from Marco URLs)
>> Ecco l’annuncio del Direttore del CERN:
>> The OPERA collaboration has informed its funding agencies and host
>> laboratories that it has identified two possible effects that could have
>> an
>> influence on its neutrino timing measurement. These both require further
>> tests with a short pulsed beam. If confirmed, one would increase the size
>> of the measured effect, the other would diminish it. The first possible
>> effect concerns an oscillator used to provide the time stamps for GPS
>> synchronizations. It could have led to an overestimate of the neutrino’s
>> time of flight. The second concerns the optical fibre connector that
>> brings
>> the external GPS signal to the OPERA master clock, which may not have been
>> functioning correctly when the measurements were taken. If this is the
>> case, it could have led to an underestimate of the time of flight of the
>> neutrinos. The potential extent of these two effects is being studied by
>> the OPERA collaboration. New measurements with short pulsed beams are
>> scheduled for May”.
>>
>> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 11:15 AM, Magnus Danielson<
>> magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org>  wrote:
>>
>>  Hi Javier,
>>>
>>>
>>> On 02/23/2012 09:42 AM, Javier Serrano wrote:
>>>
>>>  So please stay tuned for proper information. That's all I can say for
>>>> now.
>>>>
>>>>  Which is more or less all you should say. I agree fully with you.
>>>
>>>  From a scientific point of view, all we have heard is indications, but
>>> it
>>> needs to be verified.
>>>
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Magnus
>>>
>>>
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