Could Einstein be right after all? Scientists admit errors in 'relativity-busting' test
GENEVA — Physicists are to run new tests in May after the CERN research institute said on Thursday that its startling findings appearing to show that one of Einstein’s fundamental theories was wrong could have been caused by a loose cable. However, they say that one of the glitches might have made them underestimate, not overestimate, the results.
The CERN lab near Geneva appeared to contradict Albert Einstein’s 1905 Special Theory of Relativity last year when they reported that sub-atomic particles called neutrinos could travel fractionally faster than light.