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November 1, 2011

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Breaking the Lightspeed Barrier -- Fact or Fiction? A Lecture with Alan Guth, Edward Farhi, and Peter Fisher

November 1, 2011 at 8:00 pm in 26-100

Media:

Listen to an audio recording of this lecture (35 MB mp3)

Slides: [Alan Guth's slides (pdf)]     [Peter Fisher's slides (pdf)]     [Edward Farhi's chalkboard notes (jpg)]    

Additionally, the video preceding the lecture can be seen on youtube: The Neutrino Song

Admission is FREE!

When OPERA (Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tRacking Apparatus) reported that their researchers had measured neutrinos moving faster than the speed of light, the news sent a shockwave around the world. What does this report mean for physics and modern science -- furthermore, are the results even accurate? And what's this about time travel?

LSC hosts a panel of MIT Professors to answer these questions, and more! The three participants -- Alan Guth (Victor F. Weisskopf Professor of Physics), Edward Farhi (Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for Theoretical Physics), and Peter Fisher (Professor of Physics and head of the Division of Particle and Nuclear Experimental Physics) -- will offer their insight on the report and its implications, and will then take questions from the audience.


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