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The barman says “Sorry, we don’t serve sub-atomic particles here.” A neutrino walks into a bar.

surreal

Eric: tank,godlike

Location: Arizona

Joined: Jan 04 2009

What does it matter?

kage25130

Joined: Aug 02 2011

What does it matter?

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Your knowledge of scientific biological transmogrification is only outmatched by your zest for kung-fu treachery!

Tom is awesome

Hakoria

Laon King

Location: gmt+1

Joined: Apr 03 2011

Tom is awesome

Old joke. Why did the tachyon

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Old joke.

Why did the tachyon cross the road? Because it was on the other side!

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Auriplane!!

Best Physics Joke EVER!

N0Stars

Joined: May 22 2011

Assuming it's actually true. It's probably going to end up being the result of some sort of systematic error, but I kind of hope their findings are the real deal. I can't wait for the official statement/explanation!

Re: What does it matter?

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

kage25130 said

What does it matter?

I'm pretty psyched at having more evidence for the tachyonic neutrino hypothesis. There's plenty of reasons to doubt it (e.g. the velocities don't seem to fit the math if you compare the time lags and energies between 1987A and CERN), but there's also evidence for it. For example, in the early 90s six experiments in a row showed negative mass squared and therefore complex neutrino mass. Also, the MINOS results. MINOS, though, was only 1.8 sigma, and this is 6 sigma, which is pretty exciting! 1987A is an indirectly negative result, depending on certain (very probably true) assumptions as to why the photons were delayed. But really, we've been making up explanations for a while as to why neutrinos arrive early, and it's possible the explanations haven't been correct. Also, consider that the 1987A neutrinos were electron antineutrinos, while MINOS and FNAL observed muon neutrinos, and CERN was concerned with muon and tau neutrinos.

As far as why it matters, who can say? If they aren't tachyonic, it's a meaningless question, and if they are, then we won't know how to answer it until we know how they work.

Of course, everyone's reviewing old results and working to find some sort of systematic error, but I'm excited :-)

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Auriplane!!

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Timmyb101

Joined: Oct 10 2010

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Auri, your thoughts on

Hakoria

Laon King

Location: gmt+1

Joined: Apr 03 2011

Auri, your thoughts on Schroedinger's cat?

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auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

[email protected]__v

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Auriplane!!

;A;

Hakoria

Laon King

Location: gmt+1

Joined: Apr 03 2011

;A;

Re: Auri, your thoughts on

Kabukibear

Happy Strumming!

Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Joined: Mar 22 2007

Hakoria said

Auri, your thoughts on Schroedinger's cat?

deja vu

SalemJenet

Joined: Sep 22 2011

deja vu

Isn't this forum supposed to

zen03y

CATFOOD

Location: Lynn, MA

Joined: Jun 20 2009

Isn't this forum supposed to be G/X-Rated? What the fuck are you talking about, Auri?

Umm... snails?

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

Umm... snails?

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Auriplane!!

Hehe sorry, bad pun. What

kage25130

Joined: Aug 02 2011

Hehe sorry, bad pun. What does it MATTER? hehe

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Your knowledge of scientific biological transmogrification is only outmatched by your zest for kung-fu treachery!

I feel so out of place @[email protected]

auriplane

Joined: Sep 06 2008

I feel so out of place @[email protected]

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Auriplane!!

Re: I feel so out of place @[email protected]

Lord Kamina

I will not fear; fear is the mind killer.

Location: Santiago, Chile

Joined: Feb 25 2011

Don't worry; I'm really excited too.

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Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect)

I'm NEGATIVE about thoswe

zen03y

CATFOOD

Location: Lynn, MA

Joined: Jun 20 2009

I'm NEGATIVE about thoswe snails auri, because I don't believe you

Just read this on yahoo,

kage25130

Joined: Aug 02 2011

http://news.yahoo.com/physics-atom-smashers-antimatter-surprise-23241293...

Just read this on yahoo, wasn't about to make another topic for it lol

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Your knowledge of scientific biological transmogrification is only outmatched by your zest for kung-fu treachery!

Re: deja vu

Pasto

Eat your Pasta ! ! !

Joined: Mar 25 2009

SalemJenet said

deja vu

And than . . . an hero appear !

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"Pasta Is Good For You" - The Pasta Guy

i recently heard one of my

Jacob31593

Location: Tampa, FL

Joined: Jan 04 2009

i recently heard one of my friends say that neutrinos are like kenyans