Long ago, Albert Einstein mentioned, ‘Nothing can travel faster than the speed of light in vacuum, at 180,000 miles per second.’ This theory is called Einstein’s ‘Special Theory of Relativity.’ This theory was approved and established in 1905. With the present technology, scientists have been trying to find something else except light which can travel at the same speed of light or more. However, Italian Physicist Professor Antonio Ereditato found that neutrinos can travel faster than light. This innovation stirred the whole world. Now this scientist has resigned from his post.
Last year in September, Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tRacking Apparatus (OPERA) completed an experiment and reported that, Neutrinos could travel faster than the speed of light. To be noted, OPERA is a part of the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) and carried out its experiment at the Gran Sasso Laboratory in central Italy. However, 6 months later of that experiment, another experiment named ICARUS experiment had been done in that same Gran Sasso Laboratory. This experiment mentioned that, neutrinos travel at light speed, but not faster.
As Italian Physicist Antonio Ereditato failed to establish his theory ‘Neutrinos ccan travel faster than the speed of light’ so he felt ashamed. As finding no other option, he found resigning at best way and thus he apologizes to the world for providing wrong information.
Source : BBC