Faster than the speed of light?: Scientists re-test experiment that stunned scientific world PARIS — Scientists who threw down the gauntlet to physics by reporting particles that broke the universe’s speed limit said on Friday they were revisiting their contested experiment. “The new test began two or three days ago,” said Stavros Kasavenas, deputy head of France’s National Institute for Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics, also called the IN2P3. “The criticism is that the results we had were a statistical quirk. The test should help (us) address this,” he told AFP. On September 23, the team stunned particle physicists by saying they had measured neutrinos that travelled around six kilometres per second faster than the velocity of light, determined by Einstein to be the highest speed possible. More... The future is here!