Physicists often find thrifty, ingenious ways to reuse equipment and resources. What do you do about an 800-ton magnet originally used to discover new particles? Send it off on a months-long journey via truck, train and ship halfway across the world to detect oscillating particles called neutrinos, of course. It’s all part of the vast recycling network of the physics community.
From Science News, Sept. 19, 2018: This overview of “three Standard Model challengers” includes the Fermilab Muon g-2 experiment.
From Forbes, Sept. 8 2018: What will measurements of the constant ‘g’ — the ‘g’ in Muon g-2 — tell us about the universe?
From Frontline, July 19, 2018: The Indian magazine gives an overview of the Muon g-2 experiment.
From Gizmodo, July 11, 2018: Physicist Brian Cox gives a shout-out to Muon g-2.
From Gizmodo, July 3, 2018: The Muon g-2 experiment is slated to release new data about the muon magnetic moment as early as next year, which will inform physicists as to whether there are strange, undiscovered particles out there — or not.