Saturday, 1 October 2011

The scientists fired a beam of neutrinos 454 miles (730 kilometers) underground from Geneva to Italy. They found it traveled 60 nanoseconds faster than light. That's 60 billionths of a second, a time no human brain could register. if true, would break a fundamental pillar of science, the idea that nothing is supposed to move faster than light, at least according to Einstein's special theory of relativity: The famous E (equals) mc2 equation. That stands for energy equals mass times the speed of light squared.

Can We challenge this genius ?

Let us have an 'early' discussion in the light of that shocking finding released 

Betting against Einstein and his theory of relativity is a way to go broke. For more than a century, everyone from physicists to the Nazi Party - which encouraged the publication of the tract "One Hundred Authors Against Einstein" - has tried to find cracks in his work. And all have failed.[Ap]
There's a long history of experimental results that at first seem to contradict relativity, only later to be found to fit neatly with the theory Albert Einstein loved for its simplicity and elegance!!!!!!!!!

Even Einstein himself was wrong in 1929 when he called his cosmological constant ,his "biggest blunder." He introduced the constant in his  as a force that keeps the universe from collapsing. In 1998, new findings showed that the universe is accelerating and that in general Einstein's "blunder" wasn't a mistake.
Harvard University science historian Peter Galison said Einstein's relativity theories have been challenged and "pushed on as hard as any theory in the history of physical sciences ever" and they have survived.

The elegance of Einstein's theory and its proven track record are forced to believe most of the physicists around the world , about the new findings has been cautious, not easily convinced.
Some scientists are thinking like this,"When Einstein did his relativity, it didn't destroy what Newton did. In fact, Newton explains 99.9 percent of what is happening around us. But still, in some special conditions of matter, you are forced to use special relativity,. "Now suppose we would find one day that under extreme conditions you have to take into account corrections to what we know now. This doesn't mean that Einstein's wrong."

Some scientists believe that this is the glory of science,.such Experiments are allowed, even encouraged, to challenge the pillars of science.

So many new findings,after Einstein that could change modern physics, may have blocked by Einstein's findings , because nobody can ever challenge his brain works .But now this is an experiment result ,that we are using as a weapon to challenge this extraordinary genius,.If we win ,there will be a flow of new amazing facts that could change the world itself. If we fail ,we will have to bend our head once again in front of that genius.....Let us watch it ,and enjoy it with a scientific temper !!!!1

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