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Q & A: neutrino energy-momentum relation

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Most recent answer: 01/11/2016
Q:
Does Lorentz transformation apply for neutrinos(which do not interact with photons)? And so is E^2=m^2c⁴+p^2c^2 applicable for them?
- Archisman Bhattacharjee (age 16)
Silchar,Assam,India
A:

Yes, the relation is universal. Light plays no special role in relativity. It's just convenient to describe the argument in terms of that familiar massless particle.

Mike W.


(published on 01/11/2016)

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