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Dr Cormac O'Raifeartaigh Faster than the speed of light: was Einstein wrong?

Irish Skeptics Society In September 2011, a group of scientists announced that they had detected subatomic particles travelling at speeds greater than the speed of light in vacuum. The finding is in conflict with Einstein’s theory of relativity and has been met with great skepticism by mathematicians and physicists around the world. This lecture will examine the grounds for that skepticism, and consider the role of skepticism in general in science and mathematics.
What
  • Location: Dublin
  • Audience: General Public
When Oct 19, 2011
from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Davenport Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
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Admission: €3 for members and concessions; €6 for non-members.
www.irishskeptics.org

Dr Cormac O'Raifeartaigh lectures in physics and mathematics at
Waterford Institute of Technology. He has a PhD in physics from
Trinity College Dublin and is a frequent participant in scientific
debates in the Irish media.  He writes on physics in publications
including The Irish Times and Physics World and is the author of the
well-known science blog ANTIMATTER. He has just returned from a
position as Research Fellow with the Science, Technology and Society
Program at Harvard University.