If successfully verified, these findings invalidate Einstein’s theory about relativity.
Some physicists claim that they have found a sub-atomic particles called neutrinos, which can travel at speeds higher than the speed of light. This finding, if successfully verified, it will cancel about Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity.
In an experiment conducted by researchers at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland and a laboratory in Italy, micro particles that are able to move at speeds of up to 300,006 kilometers per second. Slightly faster than light can only penetrate the speed of 300,000 kilometers per second.
“This finding is very surprising to us,” said Antonio Ereditato, a scientist who became a spokesman for Opera experiments that have a password, as quoted by the News 24, 23 September 2011.
As is known, before this the scientists assume there are no particles that can move faster than the speed of light. “Now we are looking for the most probable explanation for all this,” said Ereditato.
Of a pilot, a particle accelerator neutrino beam fired from the CERN laboratory in Switzerland to a lab in Italy. Apparently, the jets of particles that arrive within 60 nanoseconds or seperenampuluh billionth of a second, faster than light.
In 1905, Albert Einstein threw about relativity theory, theory known as the equation E = MC2 is now a fundamental component in modern physics. This theory is based on the idea that nothing moves faster than light.
If the findings on the neutrino is successfully verified, it will force scientists to rethink what has been found in the last century related to how the workings of the universe.
The findings in the trial was considered unbelievable, even by scientists who discovered it. The scientists are also central to consult with their counterparts in various parts of the world for verification, to ensure that no errors in the test method or the calculation is made.