An Italian physicist at the head of a team that made a cautious but hugely controversial claim that neutrinos may travel faster than the speed of light today resigned following calls for his dismissal.
A new discovery by scientists provides a crucial key to understanding how neutrinos, ghostly particles with multiple personalities, change identity and may help shed light on why matter exists in the universe.
Scientists at the world`s largest physics lab say they have clocked subatomic particles traveling faster than light. If that`s true, it would break — if not severely twist — a fundamental pillar of physics.
If physicists have their way, then the prototype for a 278 mn dollars neutrino detector in northern Minnesota in the US, may start providing data on some fundamental mysteries of the universe, as soon as late summer this year.