Are there any physicists on HubPages? Studying to become a physicist? Reaction to neutrino findings?
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I studied a little physics. My reaction to the neutrino stuff seems to have been pretty much the same as the guys at CERN - that it is probably a broken experiment! Way to early to start jumping to any conclusions.
I have a degree in physics and have some postgraduate experience in particle physics theory research. My instinct is that the neutrino measurement is a mistake, probably due to the researchers underestimating their error bounds, which can result in an unexpected result appearing significant when it's really not. It would be exciting if it was a real result though.
From slashdot today "It would appear that the hotly debated faster-than-light neutrino observation at CERN is the result of a fault in the connection between a GPS unit and a computer. This connection was used to correct for time delays in the neutrino flight, and after fixing the correction the researchers have found that the time discrepancy appears to have vanished."