An intriguing measurement by the OPERA collaboration may bring into question a long-held consequence of Special Relativity: no matter can travel faster than the speed of light in vacuum. The OPERA experiment measured the neutrino speed faster than the speed of light, where neutrinos were measured arriving at the detector 60ns ahead of the light. The distance traveled between source and detector was 735km. QMUL Particle Physicists are well placed to verify this at the T2K neutrino experiment in the future with an improved system.
The ATLAS experiment presented its latest results on the search for the Higgs boson at the Lepton Photon 2011 symposium in Mumbai, India (22-27 Aug.). This constrains the hypothetical Higgs boson to have a mass either in a narrow range between 115 and 146 GeV or a set of higher, unfavored, values.
LAGUNA-LBNO stands for "Design of a pan-European Infrastructure for Large Apparatus studying Grand Unification, Neutrino Astrophysics and Long Baseline Neutrino Oscillations". This is Collaborative European project of 40 institutions supported by FP7.The aim of the project is to study the hardware and physics case for a next-generation very large multipurpose underground neutrino observatory. Dr Francesca Di Lodovico and Dr Roberto Sacco work on software and hardware design for liquid argon detectors.