Today’s long-anticipated announcement by Fermilab’s Muon g-2 team appears to solidify a tantalizing conflict between nature and theory. But a separate calculation, published at the same time, has clouded the picture.
It's not the next Higgs boson—yet. But the best explanation, physicists say, involves forms of matter and energy not currently known to science.
The new measurement from the Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab strongly agrees with the value found at Brookhaven and diverges from theory with the most precise measurement to date.
A laser beam has been used to slow down antihydrogen atoms, the simplest atoms made of pure antimatter.
Read the travelogue of a xenon atom as it journeys from the air we breathe to a dark-matter detector a mile underground.
What does it take to envision and build a seemingly impossible particle accelerator?
A super-precise experiment at Fermilab is carefully analyzing every detail of the muon’s magnetic moment.
A degree in particle physics or astrophysics can lead to a career in data science.
Researchers make progress on a vexing problem about how black holes evolve.
Learn about the Standard Model of particle physics and how physicists use it to predict the (subatomic) future.
Steve Tammes’ love of physics began with his grandfather’s tales about Fermilab.
Today, more than 90% of the indexed articles in the natural sciences are published in English. That wasn’t always the case.
Higgs-boson pairs could help scientists understand the stability of our universe. The trick is finding them.