Neutrinos Traveling at the Speed of Light and the State of Physics

The latest result from CERN was neutrinos do not travel faster than the speed of light, but appear to be at the speed of light. Interestingly, this news did not get nearly as much fan fair as it did when CERN incorrectly detected “faster than light.”

We had a fantastic meeting six months ago at Neto Café in Mountain View. In fact we talked far beyond the original topic of discussion and, at the end of the meeting, 2/3 of the attendees asked me to organize more meetings like that regularly. (The other 1/3 didn’t stay till the end.) Sorry for the delay, but here it comes.

The meeting will have the same format as the last time, open discussion moderated by me. All points of view are welcome and discussed respectfully. The primary topic will be: Neutrinos are not light and known to have mass, how can they travel at the speed of light? But other subjects are welcome and it will be fun! And hopefully enlightening at times.

(I suggested this event a few months ago; so the times mentioned in the above description are a bit off. For example, when I said six months ago, it is now ten months ago. Anyway, welcome to an interesting discussion.)

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  • Leon

    A very intelligent group and an interesting discussion. I look forward to seeing you all the next time.

    November 8, 2012

  • Tsuneji T.

    I am very interested in whether or not neutrinos are traveling faster
    than light speed in some condition. We have to know the real structure
    of particles including proton, electron, and neutrinos. Please tell me
    what the real structure of neutrinos are.

    November 8, 2012

  • Leon

    You are correct, Glenn. However, I have no idea why there was 14 on the list before I added the top two on the waitlist to the RSVP. Maybe another organizer stepped in to help.


    November 7, 2012

  • Glenn N

    How can there be one spot open, yet 8 on the waitlist? Maybe you didn't enable "automatic waitlist"?

    November 7, 2012

  • Leon

    Please join the wait list if you like to attend. Since most people RSVPed before the date is set, there should be a few spots open up.

    October 22, 2012

  • Leon

    Thanks for the info, Dave.

    October 22, 2012

  • Dave

    Wish I could join you. Here's two thought provoking articles on the Neutrino debate: Must Faster-than Light Neutrinos Cause Cerenkov Radiation?

    and Landmark: Neutrinos Seem to Break Light Speed Limit – Superluminal Motion Found in 2nd Experiment

    Highest quality references.

    Have a great time.

    October 22, 2012

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