[time-nuts] Opera coordinator has resigned
jfor at quikus.com
Fri Mar 30 17:42:55 UTC 2012
There are failures and there are failures.
A negative result is a failure that is worth reporting.
A failure due to an improperly mated connector... not so much.
When doing a complex experiment, you have to be an absolute SOB about
everything. "You cannot inspect in quality".
> On 03/30/2012 04:55 PM, Javier Serrano wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 3:07 PM, iovane at inwind.it<iovane at inwind.it>
>>> Personally I'm sorry about such an end of the story.
>> There was a meeting in Gran Sasso on Wednesday. You can see some of
>> the slides at
>> I found particularly interesting the ones by Maximiliano Sioli, where
>> he explained the two mistakes found in the OPERA data acquisition
>> chain and how, after correcting for their best estimate of their
>> effects, the time of flight is compatible with a speed of c.
>> I saw the webcast of the event. Some people did give the OPERA
>> spokesman a hard time, and he admitted to not having fully checked
>> everything they could have. Ah well, everyone makes mistakes. There
>> will be another run with neutrinos spaced by 100 ns in May. If all
>> four experiments in LNGS give the same result this time, I suppose the
>> case will be closed. It will also be very interesting to see the MINOS
> As in any research, even a failure is worth reporting, as people can
> learn from it. Many forget this and tend to select their results which
> can be a danger as you can go into bad science that way.
>> In any event, from a time-nut point of view this is quite exciting. It
>> is the first time neutrino speed is measured with this precision. I
>> think this will pave the way for future experiments using precision
>> geodesy and time transfer.
> Will be quite interesting to follow.
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