Space-Like Motions of Quantum Zero Mass Neutrinos

Aula Seminari (Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Via Enrico Fermi 40, Frascati)

Aula Seminari

Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Via Enrico Fermi 40, Frascati

Via Enrico Fermi 40 00044 Frascati

Recent experimental reports of super-luminal velocity neutrinos moving between Geneva and Gran Sasso in no way contradict the special relativity considerations of conventional quantum field theory. In quantum mechanics, one must look at the entire process. A positively charged pion decays in Geneva [or perhaps in France] into a muon and a [virtual] neutrino which interacts with some nucleus in Gran Sasso [approximately 730 Kilo meters away in the terrestrial frame] and produces a negative muon and some other nucleus. This neutrino exchanged between Geneva and Gran Sasso is both virtual and space-like since it is not directly observed. The Lorentz invariant space-like distance L and the Lorentz invariant space-like four momentum transferred between Geneva and Gran Sasso can be extracted from experimental data as will be shown in the seminar.

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