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Faster than Light?

by Daniel Scully

Published November 24, 2011 in Science

Talk given to around 100 A-level Physics students from across Coventry, together with my colleague Ally Caldecote.

Recent results from the OPERA experiment at CERN have suggested neutrinos may travel faster than the speed of light - something forbidden by Einstein's Special Relativity. We introduced Special Relativity, explained the new results and discussed some of the possible consequences for physics. In particular why Special Relativity breaks down when particle do travel faster than the speed of light.

At the same time we discussed what CERN, the worlds foremost particle physics laboratory, was like and what goes on there.

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