Physicists working at CERN believe they may have discovered neutrinos traveling faster than the speed of light. If the discover is validated it would mean Albert Einstein’s special theory of relatively marked as E-MC2 would be incorrect. Einstein states in his theory that notice is able to travel faster than light.
Adrian Cho at Wired didn’t sugar coat the discovering, claiming:
”If it’s true, it will mark the biggest discovery in physics in the past half-century.”
The reason the discovery is so significant is that the modern world of physics is based around the notion that light travels at the fastest possible speed in the universe.
Tests are being duplicated to prove the assertion correct with a CERN spokemans noting:
“The feeling that most people have is this can’t be right, this can’t be real.”
With such a huge potential discovery Chicago’s Fermie lab has begun immediate experiments of their own in an attempt to duplicate the discovery.
Anyone worried that innovation will stop or that physics will be set back by years need not worry, Einstein’s theory of relatively has allowed innovation to travel at breakneck speeds since being published and a new faster particle would only help physics develop into a more robust study of the universe and how it operates.