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A “muoscope” with CMS technology

March 22, 2019

Particle physicists are experts at seeing invisible things and their detecting techniques have already found many applications in…
Supernova 2.6 Million Years Ago Could Have Wiped Out the Ocean’s Large Animals

December 13, 2018

For many years, scientists have been studying how supernovae could affect life on Earth. Supernovae are extremely powerful…
Theorists publish highest-precision prediction of muon magnetic anomaly

July 19, 2018

Theoretical physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Brookhaven National Laboratory and their collaborators have just released…
A Boon for Physicists: New Insights into Neutrino Interactions

June 11, 2018

Physicists on the MicroBooNE collaboration at the Department of Energy’s Fermilab have produced their first collection of science…
Narrowing in on the W Boson Mass

February 12, 2018

Scientists working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)—the world’s largest particle collider, hosted at…
Muon Machine Makes Milestone Magnetic Map

January 30, 2018

Muons are mysterious, and scientists are diving deep into the particle to get a handle on a property…
Muon Magnet’s Moment has Arrived

June 2, 2017

The Muon g-2 experiment has begun its search for phantom particles with its world-famous and well-traveled electromagnet What…
Muon neutrinos make a disappearance

August 17, 2015

Neutrinos are ghosts; everywhere around us, we unknowingly swim through billions of them constantly without ever interacting. Thankfully…
MicroBooNE sees first cosmic muons

August 13, 2015

A school bus-sized detector packed with 170 tons of liquid argon has seen its first particle footprints. On…
Prototype of Mu2e solenoid passes tests with flying colors at Fermilab

August 12, 2015

If you’ve ever looked at a graphic of Fermilab’s future Mu2e experiment, you’ve likely noticed its distinctive, center…
Summer, winter and muons

May 18, 2015

The MINOS detectors at Fermilab and in Soudan, Minnesota, were built to study neutrino oscillations over a vast…
Where muons arrive

December 11, 2014

You are looking at a Fermilab’s silicon detector at the end of the inflector region of the Muon…
Hunt for muon’s magnetic field to get Cornell insight

January 22, 2014

An international high-energy physics collaboration that could provide the deepest glimpse yet into the nature of the elusive…
Explainer: what are leptons?

January 7, 2014

The giant Large Hadron Collider at CERN’s lab in Europe may be closed until 2015 but experiments will still be run there…
Rare particle decays support standard model

November 14, 2013

Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute have observed for the first time the extremely rare decay of the…
Purdue physicists part of discovery of rare particle decay predicted by the Standard Model

September 13, 2013

Purdue University researchers are part of a team that made a discovery that offers more evidence to support…
Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiment (LBNE)

September 4, 2013

The world’s most intense neutrino beam will travel hundreds of miles through the Earth, unraveling mysteries and burrowing…
Tracking new physics—horse or zebra?

August 12, 2013

If you hear hoof beats, common sense says the cause is more than likely a horse. Yet, the…
New type of neutrino transformation observed

August 2, 2013

The T2K international collaboration has announced the definitive observation of a new phenomenon in physics: the transformation of…
Revolutionary muon experiment to begin with 3,200-mile move of 50-foot-wide particle storage ring

May 9, 2013

Massive device will travel from New York to Illinois by barge and truck this summer Scientists from 26…
Looking beyond the Standard Model through rare muon decay

March 14, 2013

The international research collaboration MEG, in which a team of the University of Tokyo participates as a core…
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