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Re: have subatomic particles ever been accelrated to super-luminary speeds?

Date: Wed Feb 7 12:06:23 2001
Posted By: Benn Tannenbaum, Post-doc/Fellow, Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles
Area of science: Physics
ID: 980945207.Ph

No one has ever accelerated anything beyond the speed of light. Some folks
claim to have done so, but only in a complicated argument involving wave
velocity and particle velocity. Regardless, no information has ever moved
faster than c. That is a fundamental postulate in Einstein's theory of
special relativity and, to the best of our knowledge, hasn't changed.

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