Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Scientist TV

One-Minute Physics: How to measure superfast neutrinos

Can neutrinos travel faster than light? Last September, a CERN experiment claimed to have caught neutrinos breaking the fundamental speed limit of the universe. However, most physicists are sceptical about the result since it flies in the face of the well-tested theories of general and special relativity.
In this One-Minute physics episode, animator Henry Reich takes us on a field trip to show how the Italian researchers measured the groundbreaking neutrino speed.
For more about neutrinos, check out a previous video in this series that shows how to detect a neutrino. Or visit our archive of snappy physics animations to find out, for example, how to weigh money with your mind or why past and future are the same.


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