T2K statement on the OPERA anomaly (neutrinos travel faster than light)

October 20, 2011

Based on our initial assessment of our capability, at the moment T2K cannot make any definitive statement to verify the OPERA measurement of the speed of the neutrino (the OPERA anomaly).

We will assess a possibility to improve our experimental sensitivity for a measurement to cross-check the OPERA anomaly in the future. Such a measurement with an improved system, however, could take a while to achieve.