Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos Definitely Not a Statistical Blunder

Last week, when scientists at CERN published evidence that some particles may be able to travel faster than light, the scientific world was taken aback. Criticism poured in, with many physicists dismissing the results as “hard to believe,” “simply wrong,” and an “embarrassing gaffe.” Now one of those early critics is saying he’s the one embarrassed.
John Costella, a senior data analyst at Intelematics Australia who holds a PhD in theoretical physics according to his LinkedIn profile, joined other physicists in calling into question the CERN results, which measuerd neutrinos traveling from the particle accelerator in Geneva to a target in another lab in Italy. The experiment detected the neutrinos arriving at the target about 60 nanoseconds earlier than photons from the same source. Ordinarily, light travels at 299792 kilometers per second, but these neutrinos were apparently traveling at 299,800 km/s, or about 8 km/s faster.

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