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What Is the Muon g-2 Anomaly and Why Should You Care?

Science | 08/04/2021 08:24 AM | Click to read full article

Physicists performing an experiment in Brookhaven National Lab, New York, found that fundamental particles called muons weren’t behaving the way they were supposed to in the presence of a magnetic field. This was called the g-2 anomaly.

Muons are subatomic and can’t be seen with the naked eye, so it could’ve been that the instruments the physicists were using to study the muons indirectly were glitching.