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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 24, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas Jhallenging Einstein's work s usually a losing venture GENEVA (AP) Bi'tting I instein 1(1 liis tiicory of r('l<Uivily à way In go hroko. lor num* tli.iti .i (ciifury, ^rryorK' troni physi( i‘^ts to i(> Na/i P.irty whit h IK our.igcd llic [)ul)li< .«fion t the Ir.H 1 "( )ne I Itiiulroil uthors Against I instein" fias tri(’(l to find < ra( ks 1 his work Anri .ill havo lil('(l, ( )n Ihursday, the world's iggi'st ()hysi( s lai) iinvoiknl sh< »( king tmding; that on(’ /[)(' ot siil),ttonii( partii l(' /.IS ( !()( k(’d going tastor ian the s h-ímI ot light. It IK’ .1 )ig it, ('V('n the : ii'iilists th('r(' ( on( c'd(’ ( oiild iind(‘r( lit I instc'in's icones. I’hv sii ist Mit hio ,.lku (it ( itV ( ()ll('g(* ot Jew York ( .dl(*d it "the iggest ( hall(Mige to rc'la \ ii\ in 100 \e,irs.'' Antonio I rc'ditato, who uulK i|).it('d in lh(> l iiro le.in expeninent ,is head it the Albeit I instein ( ('riter )r I (iiid.inient.il Phvsii s in Bern, knows what is at stake. After his team fielded two hours of technical (|uestions, some a bit sharp, from a skeptical audience Friday, Fri'ditato had a beer in hand and was asked about the iflea that his work was c hallenging the secular saint of modern f)hysit s. "Y(‘s, that's why I'm c tm-cernf'd," he said with a laugh, fhere's a long history of ex[x‘rimental rt'sults that at first seem to (iintra-di( t r('lativity, only later to be found to fit neatly with the theory Albert Finstein lovc'd for its simplic ity and el(‘gaii( e. "It's dangerous to lay odds .igainst Finstein," said Ki)b Plunkett, a physic ist at the lermilab nearf hic ago who has tried similar sp('ed-of-light experiments and will now try to test the nc'w tindings. 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