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An Italian scientist who headed an experiment suggesting neutrinos traveled faster than the speed of light has resigned, officials said.
Antonio Ereditato, leader of an Italian project dubbed Opera working between particle labs at CERN in Switzerland and Gran Sasso in central Italy, quit after the results were disproved amid reports of discontent among his team, the Italian Nuclear Physics Institute said.
Originally posted by Ex_CT2
Oh. Never mind. I was thinking like The Flash quitting, or something like that....
I don't see why he had to step down. Maybe failure needs to be tolerated a little bit more in scientific community, at least when it's something so on the edge.
Originally posted by RSF77
reply to post by DJW001
I don't see why he had to step down. Maybe failure needs to be tolerated a little bit more in scientific community, at least when it's something so on the edge. This idea that if you're wrong once you'll never be able to redeem yourself is grinding science to a standstill in a lot of areas.
Originally posted by thebestnr1
he supposedly got it wrong a few weaks ago why step down now
i didnt read it because its all a cover up and therfore bs
einstein was wrong face it
i mean seriously would'nt u check double check and then double check a hundred more times before claiming somthing like that
seems REALLY REALY strange too me just saying
anyways al u science boys have to admit scientist CAN be wrong
and if he did get it wrong THANKS for wastin BILLIONS on failing equipment
good show ,no really...edit on 2-4-2012 by thebestnr1 because: (no reason given)
...The news that neutrinos were detected rocked the world; if it were true, one of the fundamental principles of the theory of Relativity would have been undermined.