Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Mississippi

UMiss Physicists are Participating in the Muon g-2 Experiment at Fermilab

Drs. Breese Quinn and Jenny Holzbauer and Graduate student Wanwei Wu are members of the Muon g-2 Collaboration at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), which was featured in a Nature article on April 11, 2017.

In the search for new physics, experiments based on high-energy collisions inside massive atom smashers are coming up empty-handed. So physicists are putting their faith in more-precise methods: less crash-and-grab and more watching-ways-of-wobbling. Next month, researchers in the United States will turn on one such experiment. It will make a super-accurate measurement of the way that muons, heavy cousins of electrons, behave in a magnetic field. And it could provide evidence of the existence of entirely new particles.

See the complete Nature article: http://www.nature.com/news/muons-big-moment-could-fuel-new-physics-1.21811