The physicists at the Laboratory of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday (23/09/2011) local time, announced the success they found the existence of particles that can move faster than the speed of light.
The physicists at the Laboratory of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva,Switzerland, Friday (23/09/2011) local time, announced the success they found the existence of particles that canmove faster than the speed of light.
Particle called a neutrino has a rate of 20 per 1 million on the speed of light. Based on the theory of special relativity Albert Einstein proposed in 1905, the speed of light reach the 299 792 kilometers per second or often rounded to 300,000 kilometers per second. This is the highest speed in the universe. Neutrinos are elementary particles have mass is very small, almost close to zero.
Experiments to test the speed of this neutrino Oscillation Project with Emulsion named-tracking Apparatus (OPERA) is performed at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory, Italy, at a depth of 1,400 meters. The research objective was to test the neutrinos fired from CERN.
OPERA spokesman, Antonio Ereditato, from the University of Bern, Switzerland, said the findings as a complete surprise. The researchers acknowledge, the results of this research will lead to the pros and cons of being against the laws of physics that have been established for over 100 years old.
For that, other independent measurements needed to test these findings. CERN Research Director Sergio Bertolucci said, if the results of their measurements can be confirmed by other scientists, these findings will change the view of the human race about the physics.