Particles pass light speed limit? – Those tiniest of particles known as neutrinos are generated by various physics experiments at CERN in Switzerland, the home of the Large Hadron Collider. But, now it seems CERN neutrinos are hitting detectors at the Gran Sasso laboratory 732km away a wee bit sooner than they ought to.
The implication is that they’re actually exceeding the speed of light, c, you know that upper limit on how fast anything can ever go? Is this the end of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity or just some even spookier quantum effect than anyone has seen before? Or is it a flickering artefact of Susskind‘s holographic black hole model of the universe? Who knows? The scientists certainly don’t seem to!