The 50-foot-wide superconducting electromagnet at the center of the experiment saw its first beam of muon particles from Fermilab’s accelerators, kicking off a three-year effort to measure just what happens to those particles when placed in a stunningly precise magnetic field. The answer could rewrite scientists’ picture of the universe and how it works.
From Nature, April 11, 2017: Fermilab’s Muon g-2 experiment will measure the muon’s magnetic moment with unparalleled precision, perhaps revealing unknown virtual particles.
On Tuesday, August 2, 2016 there will be a series of seminars on the Muon g-2 FNAL experiment for the Italian Summer Students, but open to all students and interested persons. The program follows: The Muon g-2 Experiment Training lectures for the students of the Summer School “Summer Students at Fermilab and other US laboratories” (Fermilab, INFN and the University of Pisa) Tuesday, August 2 – Comitium – Wilson Hall 9:00 – 9:40 C. Polly, “Overview of the Muon g-2… More »