High Energy Particle Physics


Opera, Icarus and Sn1987a Interpretations According to the Modified Special Relativity Theory

Authors: Azzam AlMosallami

The OPERA experiment [1] at the Gran Sasso laboratory south of Rome, said they recorded neutrinos beamed to them from the CERN research center in Switzerland as arriving 60 nanoseconds before light would have done. But ICARUS [2], another experiment at Gran Sasso - which is deep under mountains and run by Italy's National Institute of National Physics - now argues that their measurements of the neutrinos energy on arrival contradict that reading. In their paper, the ICARUS [2] team says their findings "refute a superluminal (faster than light) interpretation of the OPERA [1] result." They argue, on the basis of the published studies by two top U.S. physicists, that the neutrinos pumped down from CERN, near Geneva, should have lost most of their energy if they had travelled at even a tiny fraction faster than light. But in fact, the ICARUS scientists say, the neutrino beam as tested in their equipment registered an energy spectrum fully corresponding with what it should be for particles traveling at the speed of light and no more. Neutrinos scarcely interact with matter, which means they escape an exploding star more quickly than photons, something the SN 1987A measurements confirmed. But SN 1987A is 170,000 light years away. If neutrinos moved slightly faster than the speed of light, they would have arrived at the Earth years - not hours - before the detected photons from the supernova. According to my modified special relativity theory (MSRT) [3], I’ll give an interpretation for the OPERA experiment, ICARUS and the SN 1987A, and how they are related with the same theory. The previous experiments are considered as a confirmation for my proposed modified special relativity theory, which is formulated in 1996 in order to unify between quantum theory (Copenhagen school) and relativity theory in concepts, principles and laws.

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