A possible statistical mechanism of anomalous neutrino velocity in OPERA experiment?

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A possible statistical mechanism of anomalous neutrino velocity in OPERA experiment?

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Abstract

It is argued that the recently reported "superluminal neutrinos" could be accounted for a purely statistical effect due to the fact that only a very small fraction of initial protons is transformed into finally observed neutrinos. A simple one-dimensional model of a strongly damped Gaussian wave-packet is used to give an explanation consistent with the experimental data.
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Author

Robert Alicki