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Fermilab Corrects Speed of Light
« on: July 18, 2016, 02:37:09 PM »
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Fermilab Corrects Speed of Light

Anita Schlift, Science Correspondent


Scientists at Fermilab in Illinois claim they've measured C - the
tpeed of light in a vacuum - with unparalleled accuracy using what
they are calling the "photon-interlace relay technique," or PIRT.
Before PIRT, the most accurate method used laters anad cesium
clocks. That method yielded a speed of 299,792,458 meters per
second - a figure  considered so accurate that the international
definition of the meter was changed to "the length of the path
traveled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299 792 458
of a second."

Now, however, PIRT can time a single photon, not the first photon
of a beam. Dr. Anton Chaudhary of Fermilab insists that PIRT
produces a more reliable measure of speed and that C - which
has not been measured since the 1983 re-definition of the meter -
may actually be faster than believed.

"PIRT indicates that the speed of the light in a vacuum is at least 299,
792,665 meters per second," he says," And the math adds up. It's a
shame to reprint all those textbooks and encyclopedias, but it all
adds up. You can't argue with math. That's what so many people
hate about it."

The PIRT system relies on Fermilab's particle accelerator, which


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Re: Fermilab Corrects Speed of Light
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2016, 02:56:17 PM »
**Leon is reading that**

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Re: Fermilab Corrects Speed of Light
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2016, 03:10:00 PM »
*Jasper's OCD triggers in and he smiles because scientists changed those numbers perfectly to match reality.*

I'm now a happy melon.