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Muon g-2 collection

Follow the saga of the Muon g-2 experiment.

04/07/21

First results from Fermilab’s Muon g-2 experiment strengthen evidence of new physics

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.

03/30/21

The mystery of the muon’s magnetism

A super-precise experiment at Fermilab is carefully analyzing every detail of the muon’s magnetic moment.

10/20/20

The many paths of muon math

Here’s how physicists calculate g-2, the value that will determine whether the muon is giving us a sign of new physics.

06/16/20

The stories a muon could tell

The discovery of the muon originally confounded physicists. Today international experiments are using the previously perplexing particle to gain a new understanding of our world.

01/30/19

Retired equipment lives on in new physics experiments

Physicists often find thrifty, ingenious ways to reuse equipment and resources.

06/01/17

Muon magnet’s moment has arrived

The Muon g-2 experiment has begun its search for phantom particles with its well-traveled electromagnet.

08/06/13

Big move

For a little over a month this summer, a huge electromagnet slowly journeyed from New York to Illinois, offering great photo opportunities along the way.

07/26/13

Giant electromagnet arrives at Fermilab

The 50-foot-wide electromagnet for the Muon g-2 experiment has completed its five-week journey from New York to Illinois.

06/26/13

50-foot physics experiment on the move

Symmetry writer Andre Salles tells you everything you always wanted to know about moving a gigantic electromagnet but were afraid to ask.

06/01/12

Through a muon’s eyes

The muon—the short-lived cousin of the electron—could be the key to understanding relationships between other fundamental particles. And it holds a mystery all its own.