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Prof. Herbert Winful resolves longstanding physics paradox

Prof. Herbert Winful, professor of optical sciences, recently presented a paper at the Slow and Fast Light Conference in Washington, DC, that described why particles seem to travel faster than the speed of light when passing through a barrier, but not when they travel through empty space. This seeming paradox has remained unresolved since 1932, when the phenomenon was first discovered.
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