Category Archives: Relativistic Muons

Measurement of the neutrino velocity with the OPERA detector in the CNGS beam

We know already why the neutrinos could go faster and what new experiments this suggests, why it does not imply time travel or violates causality, and why it is somewhat expected for neutrinos. Now let us focus on what kind … Continue reading

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Relativistic Time Dilation in Muon Decay

According to Einstein’s special theory of relativity, a clock moving at a significant fraction of the speed of light with respect to an observer runs more slowly than the observer’s own clock. This implies that time must be flowing more … Continue reading

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Measurement of the neutrino velocity with the OPERA detector

Scanning results tau decays New results from OPERA on neutrino propertieslive from Main Amphitheatre. “This result comes as a complete surprise,” said OPERA spokesperson, Antonio Ereditato of the University of Bern. “After many months of studies and cross checks we … Continue reading

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Time Dilation

……. is a phenomenon (or two phenomena, as mentioned below) described by the theory of relativity. It can be illustrated by supposing that two observers are in motion relative to each other, or differently situated with regard to nearby gravitational … Continue reading

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The Moon‘s cosmic ray shadow, as seen in secondary muons generated by cosmic rays in the atmosphere, and detected 700 meters below ground, at the Soudan II detector. Composition: Elementary particle Particle statistics: Fermionic Group: Lepton Generation: Second Interaction: Gravity, … Continue reading

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