Quantum Gravity and String Theory


Possible Explanation for Speed of Neutrinos, Faster Than Light

Authors: Janko Kokosar

The recent measurement of speed of muon neutrinos shows that it is possible that speed of neutrinos is faster than speed of light. Here an explanation is suggested, that this is a consequence of Scharnhorst effect. This effect shows that photons propagating through vacuum are modifying in virtual pairs electron-positron for a while and thus the measured speed of light is really lower than one maximal possible speed of light in short moments. Because neutrinos are not modifying so, author supposes that their speed is larger than speed of photons.

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[v1] 26 Sep 2011

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