OPERA ERROR? or …

Driven in this rather far-out pink Hummer car rental (not my idea, but cute–takes deisel too), I quickly got to the Zurich airport.  Next stop: a workshop on error in the sciences ( Lorentz Center in the Netherlands). Now last week I’d read that there was a fairly blatant error in the statistical analysis (or in the prediction) involved in the experiments on faster-than-the speed-of-light-particles by the OPERA group (Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tRacking Apparatus), but now it appears there is back-tracking on the back-tracking.   What do readers think? Can anyone update me on this?  (Hunches ok too.)

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2 thoughts on “OPERA ERROR? or …

  1. Corey

    Everything I know about this I read at the blog of phycisist Ethan Siegel, “Starts with a Bang”.

    http://scienceblogs.com/starts

    http://scienceblogs.com/starts

    http://scienceblogs.com/starts

  2. apparently the OPERA results have been improved and replicated…I don’t have the details…

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