Originally posted by humy I don't know if this has already been talked about on these forums but it seems that the “discovery” of faster-than-light neutrinos probably was actually just a cliche in the measurements:
It was always astronomically more likely that it was an experimental error than a real result.
However it was never portrayed (by the scientists) as anything other than being astronomically
The errors that they have found so far are both unquantified and non-obvious so there is still more
work to be done.
However the combined known error bars for the experiment now include travelling at or below the
speed of light and so the original FTL 'result' no longer stands.