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First Results from Fermilab’s Muon g-2 Experiment Strengthen Evidence of New Physics

The Muon g-2 ring sits in its detector hall amidst electronic racks, the muon beamline and other equipment. The experiment operates at negative 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

The Muon g-2 ring sits in its detector hall amidst electronic racks, the muon beamline and other equ


April 8, 2021

NSF Major Research Instrumentation grants (13375421337538) contributed to a compelling physics result suggesting particles called muons don't behave in a way predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. One potential explanation would be the existence of undiscovered particles or forces. Press Release.

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