The first results from the Muon g-2 experiment hosted at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory show fundamental particles called muons behaving in a way not predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. These results confirm an earlier experiment of the same name performed at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Combined, the two results show strong evidence that our best theoretical model of the subatomic world is incomplete. One potential explanation would be the existence of undiscovered particles or forces.
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A new computer program called MARLEY simulates supernova neutrino interactions in argon-based particle detectors.
On April 1, Gina Rameika assumed the role of co-spokesperson for the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment, elected by a collaboration of more than 1,000 physicists and engineers. DUNE, hosted by Fermilab, comprises people from more than 200 institutions in 33 countries.
High school students to talk one-on-one with STEM professionals at Fermilab’s online STEM Career Expo
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory offers its popular annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Career Expo on Wednesday, April 21.
Quantum bits acting as particle detectors offer a fast and highly reliable means of solving one of the great mysteries in physics: the nature of dark matter. This new method promises a more efficient way to detect dark matter candidates by improving the experimental signal-to-noise ratio.
What does it take to envision and build a seemingly impossible particle accelerator? The results of these discussions will shape the next 100 years of particle physics research.
Fermilab in the news
From Pioneering Minds, April 20, 2021: Qubits will help advance the search for dark matter, as co-authored in a paper by Fermilab’s Aaron Chou.
From Northern Public Radio, April 20, 2021: Fermilab’s Rebecca Thompson, Head of the Office of Education and Public Outreach, talks on this segment about STEM and its impact on our society.
From WBEZ, April 20, 2021: Fermilab’s Brendan Casey is interviewed about the Muon g-2 experiment and the result announced earlier in April.