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    Evidence for two neutrino mass eigenstates from SN 1987A and the possibility of superluminal neutrinos

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    This paper reports a new phenomenological analysis of the neutrino burst detected from SN 1987 A, and it reveals the presence of two mass eigenstates. The heavier mass eigenstate has mH=21.4±1.2eV/c2m_H=21.4 \pm 1.2 eV/c^2, while the lighter one has mL=4.0±0.5eV/c2m_L=4.0 \pm0.5 eV/c^2 . It is not the first paper to make such a claim, but it expands on a 1988 conditional analysis by Cowsik, and it attempts to make the evidence more robust through an improved statistical analysis, and through providing reasons why alternative explanations are unlikely. It also shows how the result can be made consistent with existing smaller electron neutrino mass limits with the existence of a third tachyonic (superluminal) mass eigenstate.Comment: 11 pages, 2 figure

    Review of the empirical evidence for superluminal particles and the 3+33+3 model of the neutrino masses

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    A review is given of hypothetical faster-than-light tachyons and the development of the author's 3+33+3 model of the neutrino mass states, which includes one tachyonic mass state doublet. Published empirical evidence for the model is summarized, including an interpretation of the mysterious Mont Blanc neutrino burst from SN 1987A as being due to tachyonic neutrinos having m2=0.38eV2.m^2=-0.38 eV^2. This possibility requires an 8 MeV antineutrino line from SN 1987A, which a new dark matter model has been found to support. Furthermore, this dark matter model is supported by several data sets: γ\gamma-rays from the galactic center, and the Kamiokande-II neutrino data on the day of SN 1987A. The KATRIN experiment should serve as the unambiguous test of the 3+33+3 model and its tachyonic mass state

    Statement of Clifford J. Ehrlich Before the Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations

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