That’s the claim that’s shaking the scientific world today. Here’s our take.
As reported in the Financial Times this morning:
Independent scientists are likely to be extremely sceptical of the claim of neutrinos moving at “super-luminal” speed, because other evidence does not support it. In particular, the neutrinos reaching Earth from supernovae or exploding stars in other galaxies arrive at precisely the moment expected if they were travelling at the speed of light.
So Antonio Ereditato and his Opera team will need to explain why his experimental neutrinos going from Switzerland to Italy are faster than those going from other galaxies to ours.
At this point our money is on the reality of intergalactic travel as opposed to an experimental European jaunt.