Dystopia, Here We Come (again)!

Never trust those CERN bastards!

An update:

Apparently the results of the initial experiment have been duplicated, albeit once again by CERN. I’m still not convinced until we see it independently verified elsewhere, but it’s looking better than I would have guessed.

Leading scientists said on Friday the discovery of sub-atomic particles apparently traveling faster than light could force a major rethink of theories on the makeup of the cosmos if independently confirmed.

Jeff Forshaw, a professor of particle physics at Britain’s Manchester University, told Reuters the results if confirmed would mean it would be possible in theory to “send information into the past.” “In other words, time travel into the past would become possible…(though) that does not mean we’ll be building time-machines anytime soon.”

The CERN research institute near Geneva said measurements over three years had shown neutrinos pumped to a receiver in Gran Sasso, Italy, had arrived an average of 60 nanoseconds sooner than light would have done — a tiny difference that could nonetheless undermine Albert Einstein’s 1905 special theory of relativity. “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and this is an extraordinary claim,” eminent cosmologist and astrophysicist Martin Rees told Reuters.

“It is premature to comment on this,” Professor Stephen Hawking, the world’s most well-known physicist, told Reuters.

“Further experiments and clarifications are needed.” Professor Jenny Thomas, who works on neutrinos at CERN’s friendly rival Fermilab near Chicago in the United States, commented: “The impact of this measurement, were it to be correct, would be huge.”

CERN’s own research director Sergio Bertolucci said if the findings were confirmed — and at least two separate laboratories are likely to start work on this in the near future — “it might change our view of physics.”

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30 comments

  1. A

    This would explain all the UFO phenomenon. They are future archaelogists and historians on field trips.

  2. Suzuha can visit me anytime.

    So – Beta timeline, eh? Poor Mayuri.

  3. Z

    Err, faster then light particles aren't something new and it doesn't mean we can send information to the past.

  4. -

    "send information to the past"!?
    CERN is making a phonemicrowave (name subject to change)!? :O

  5. M

    yes they are! enzo, just tweeted you (madsin92)

  6. d

    Hell, this is way too much of a coincidence. Think some guy in the future came to the current time and used Steins;gate as a warning… just joking. But seriously…. Dam

  7. a

    Never thought I'd come on an anime blog and see Jeff Forshaw being quoted! And then Jenny Thomas as well. Its a small world.

  8. A

    If its confirmed, the entire theory of relativity has to be changed since the basis is that lightspeed is the absolute maximum.

    Seems we're at a junction point of the attractor field. Hopefully we end up in the Hiyoku Renri no Darling world line.

  9. A

    I read this on Aol news yesterday. While it would be cool if it were confirmed they said most likely there was a error made somewhere. A couple of years ago some scientists thought they did the same thing with neutrinos but some errors were made. Neutrinos are very hard to work with and get accurate data on(there words not mine). But we will need to wait until there data is tried at another lab and there are only 3 of them in the world capable enough to do it including the one in Italy. Just go read the AOL news article to read the story for yourself. It would rewrite every physic book if it turns out to be correct.

  10. S

    The thing with neutrinos is that they don't interact much. Something like 500.000 neutrinos from the sun are passing through your thumbnail every second, and they go through the earth like it was a piece of paper. But yeah, every once in a while, some fucker will bounce of some shit, and this can be detected.
    OT: This little phenomenon was too rule-breaking, and far too ridiculous for the creators of Stein's Gate to envision.

  11. S

    Oh and btw, I'm John Titor.

  12. El psy congroo, John.

  13. l

    Wait.. isn't John Titor = Suzuha?
    Stot, say Tutturu for Mayuri.

    With the news like this going on, I bet the Dr. Pepper sales is skyrocketing :)

  14. A

    Stot-Im the future-future John Titor and Im here to say on 9/24/11 Cern will hand over the secret of how they got neutrinos to travel faster then the speed of light to the Americans. That will be the first step toward WW3. You must stop this meeting from happening and destroy the secret. One last thing pick me up a Kurisu Makise figurine from that show Steins Gate. I totally love that show and they sold out them in my future leading me to kill the store owner who sold the last one when I was the next in line causing me to be put on deathrow and forceing me to become someones girlfriend. But stopping WW3 is totally why Im telling you all this. Not because I ruined our life cuz I was 5 min lates to the realease of the best most coolest figure of a anime girl. El psy congroo, your our last hope. J/k

  15. c

    Dr Who – Time Lord
    Steins;Gate – Time travelling anime
    This – Possible time travel

    = I declare that this is my favourite blog.

  16. d

    Came up on my local paper today. apparently they are asking other science peeps to try to see whether it is true. If proven true, Einstein's law has to be change. Some theories would still work out alright but for certain formulas which have direct interaction to such particles might have to change.
    The question is would green jelly people appearing make us realize that SERN is successful, or would the green jelly man being sent back in time cause change in timeline, a timeline without Steins;Gate. Then we will never know.
    @Enzo: Your continuous El Psy Congroo is like "End of discussion- no need to speak, we all know what is happening, can't do anything without a reading steiner"

  17. This is truly an Earthquake if it turns out to be proved (which I say is unlikely) – a big "never mind" to most theoretical physics of the last 100 years. I'm betting against it.

  18. A

    Note to past-self: Don't post naked or drunk pictures of yourself on facebook unless you want to get fired.

  19. d

    There were other energy formulas around before Einstein's E=MC2 came about. It'll cause a disturbance but I don't think it will cause an earthquake. Just like in the past, when the new energy formula is discovered all other related formulas just need some tweaking, some none. Even though, all energy is energy there are different types of energy. So only those energy which has relevance to the new formulae will change. That being said, it is possible another 50 years down the road another new discovery of energy would be found. and some more tweaking needs to be done. Maybe in a hundred years time, everything would be totally different??
    At least, that is my opinion. Only time will tell.

  20. S

    I failed I failed, I failed, 失敗した, 失敗した, 失敗した 私は失敗した.
    There was only 1 figurine left when I got there, and I needed a makise kurisu for my own collection.

    However, I got you this nice metal oopa. Tutteruu! I had to kill mayuri like a thousand times in a thousand different ways, and finally steal it from some bleading mad man but it was totally worth it.

  21. S

    Bleeding*

    Also, you guys. E=mc^2 stands, regardless of this shit. It's an energy formula for calculating energies for low velocities (and doesnt really have much to do with relativity).

  22. A

    Holy fuck the world has finally gone crazy.

    Just so you know even if SERN were to discover Time Travel, THEY ARE NEVER GOING TO ADMIT IT!

    The second they even think about confirming it BAM! The CIA, FBI, SS, Revolutionaries, Scooby Doo and his gang are all going to raid that lab, heck some sane ones are probably raiding as we speak, the coincidences are too much!

  23. t

    This pretty much sums up my thoughts on the subject:

    http://xkcd.com/955/

  24. Heh, me too. I think that would be easy money, but I'd be hoping to lose the bet.

  25. A

    when this baby hits 88mph.. oh wait

  26. Doc Brown? Is that you?

  27. M

    You just reminded me of how much I miss Steins;Gate.

  28. Movie coming soon…

  29. H

    Hope to see it soon

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