Physics Van 3-site Navigational Menu

Physics Van Navigational Menu

Q & A: neutrino energy-momentum relation

Learn more physics!

Most recent answer: 01/11/2016
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)

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)

Follow-up on this answer.