Importantly, scientists argue that faster-than-light objects require a description within the framework of field theory. That is, their extended special theory of relativity should be logically consistent with past models. “This new definition retains Einstein’s assumption that the speed of light in a vacuum is constant, even for faster-than-light observers,” Dragan said. “So our extended special theory of relativity doesn’t seem like a particularly extravagant idea.”
“A feat worthy of a Nobel Prize”
The researchers aim to do more research to better understand the implications of the 1+3 spatiotemporal model. However, their initial analysis suggests that all particles in the universe may have incredible properties under the extended rules of special relativity.
Physicist Krzysztof Turczynski of the University of Warsaw said: “The mere experimental discovery of a new elementary particle is a feat worthy of a Nobel Prize and is feasible with large research teams using modern experimental techniques.