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Lessons learned by leading OPERA man

28 Aug 2012 James Dacey

Antonio Ereditato is the former spokesperson of the OPERA neutrino experiment based in Italy. In this recorded interview Ereditato talks to Physics World journalist James Dacey about the events that surrounded one of last year’s biggest science news stories – the neutrinos that for a while appeared to defy Einstein by travelling faster than the speed of light

 Defending scientific integrity

Ereditato, who is still a member of the OPERA group, defends the scientific integrity of the collaboration but admits he was “naive” in estimating the scale of the response this scientific result would generate beyond the physics community. He argues that scientists, the general public and the media all need to learn from this episode to improve the process of science communication in the future.

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