Codebreaker

Scientist who challenged Einstein resigns

Jeff Horwich Mar 30, 2012

You don’t take on a physics god and not expect to pay the price.

It’s not entirely clear what went down, but Antonio Ereditato has stepped down from his research-head post at Italy’s National Institute of Physics. Ereditato was central to an experiment which seemed to show particals moving faster than the speed of light — something supposedly impossible is E=MC(sq) holds up.

Word is, a faulty cable might have caused the measurement error. Point: Einstein.

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