What is it about?

A review is given of hypothetical faster-than-light tachyons and the development of the author’s model of the neutrino mass states, which includes one tachyonic mass state doublet. Published empirical evidence for the model is summarized, including an interpretation of the mysterious Mont Blanc neutrino burst from SN 1987A as being due to tachyonic neutrinos having This possibility requires an 8 MeV antineutrino line from SN 1987A, which a new dark matter model has been found to support. Furthermore, this dark matter model is supported by several datasets: rays from the galactic center, and the Kamiokande-II neutrino data on the day of SN 1987A. The KATRIN experiment should serve as the unambiguous test of the model and its tachyonic mass state.

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Why is it important?

The existence of faster-than-light tachyons (considered impossible according to relativity) would if confirmed by the KATRIN experiment drastically transform elementary particle physics and cosmology in ways that are difficult to imagine.


I along with a small number of other physicists have been "hunting" the tachyon for many years, despite the prevailing view that they are mythical creatures. Given the specificity of the prediction I make about KATRIN's results, there should be no ambiguity one way or the other once its results come out in the next month or two.

Prof. Robert Ehrlich
George Mason University

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This page is a summary of: Review of the Empirical Evidence for Superluminal Particles and the 3 + 3 Model of the Neutrino Masses, Advances in Astronomy, January 2019, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 10.1155/2019/2820492.
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