OPERA Anomaly

The physical meaning of Schwarzschild Radius. Flyby, Pioneer and OPERA anomaly.

since we are using light-speed in our theory we must make an error at the order of S-radii since by definition S-radii is the distance over which the relevant-mass does not let even light escape (read the linked article above and here: All masses behave like black-holes to some extent). SO thats (S-radii) the minimum error or speed anomaly. That is where the singularity of Theory of Relativity exists. Sun’s S-radii is 3 kms hence 3 kms/sec order error on satellites is permitted by Theory of Relativity, at the surface or away from surface the anomaly gradually drops down, as we go far from the effect of gravity, asymptotically to zero. Which is what we are seeing, the speed-anomaly of pioneer is decreasing. Except we do not go close to Sun’s surface hence we do not see 3 kms/sec. We are far away from it and seeing 1.27 mm/sec. (That is our radar is not placed on Sun’s surface but earth’s surface)

400 kms/year is not small, this millimeter accuracy is inbuilt into theory of Relativity, or it would not explain cosmology.

What to do with OPERA-II event by event neutrino information?

I was thinking, as an experimentalist, what OPERA (experimental collaboration) should now do, since they have 20 event by event neutrinos — gift just one of that to the world.

That neutrino should have the complete information one needs to compare with a photon. eg the total satellite motion — its path for about a second, since tof is about 2.43 milli-secs. Just one of the satellite, since there could be multiple. And the neutrino’s complete trajectory-profile.

By that I mean the exact baseline, as an elevation and angular deflection, all along the path. Then one can apply the Vincenty’s formula for total distance computation to milli-meter accuracy and any effect of satellite can be exactly computed.

What will result is a truer deviation, if any, of the neutrino’s speed from c=1. I am not thinking Volcanoes, although high degree temperature also causes time dilation, they will produce, far less, than the first order gravity effects.

What is the (f)utility of Sheldon Glashow’s paper towards OPERA result.

The MeV corresponds to ~10^-26 seconds, a 100 million part of an atto-second, that is, if a real electron is clading the value of energy by being misidentified or some state-of-the-science measurement artefact, in that case our Nano-second range GPS clocks would be no good. The neutrino and photons would be ticking at far below our capability and we would lose them. But no, Glashow is asking for a concession of the GeV level, which is 10^20 part of the present sensitivity, a few nanoseconds. SO his hypothesized bremstrahllung pair are actually a pair of virtual electrons, they can not escape with the energy, they take this energy and merge-back with the neutrino again so that the neutrino actually goes to the target.