But his equations turned up a surprise.

However Maxwell sliced it, the numbers only made sense if light travelled through space at the same, constant speed, regardless of how fast the source of the light itself is travelling. No influence — not matter, not information , not gravity or any other force — may travel faster than it.

Reports of cosmic speed breakers, such as faster-than-light neutrinos announced in , have always turned out to be wrong. This has odd consequences.

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### Atomic clocks make best measurement yet of relativity of time

At our normal speeds, these warping effects are negligible, but close to light speed they become hugely significant, and ensure no object can ever cover a given space in a shorter time than light can. Mass is just a concentrated form of energy, connected by the constant speed of light.

This path of discovery, by probing newly developed quantum field theories, eventually led to the standard model of particle physics. Richard Webb.

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