Resolving 7 Problems with OPERA’s Superluminal Neutrino Experiment

When: Monday, October 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm
Where: DA 140
Sponsor: SPS Reading Group

Robert Ehrlich, School of Physics, Astronomy and Computational Sciences
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030
October 4, 2011

Physicists have raised many troubling inconsistencies with the OPERA claim of superluminal neutrinos that cast doubt on its validity. This paper examines ways that 7 of these inconsistencies can be resolved. It also discusses evidence that the electron neutrino is superluminal, based on previously published cosmic ray observations, and secondarily a re-examination of tritium beta decay data.

Pacs: 13.15+g, 14.60Pq, 14.60St, 14.60Lm