When you fire the Large Hadron Collider and use the world’s highest powers to demolish – two ordinary particle derby together. But you can create an incredible collision of 13 terahons. You may also find that you have created subatomic particles whose strange wobbling could completely break the laws of physics.
It’s called Mooon. And on Wednesday, researchers at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory sent shockwaves through the world of particle physics when they found that the incredible point of this curious quantum existence could. Shining a light on the fabric of the universe in a way we have never seen it before.Almost a decade ago
At 207 times larger than electrons, magnetic-like muons decay by radioactivity in 2.2 million seconds, making them unlikely candidates for explosive physics discoveries, according to the New York Times reported Wednesday. In the Standard Model of Particle Physics, which explains how the universe’s elementary particles interact, we have a very strict calculation of how the muons should move.
But during experiments at the Fermi Lab, researchers noticed the muons wobbly. Strangely, shaky is often against the most specific measurements in the world and goes against standard models. They appear to be influenced by what physicists say may be forces beyond what is known today.
“This measured quantity reflects the Mion’s interactions with everything in the universe,” said Renee Fatemi, a physicist at the University of Kentucky, at the launch. “This is clear evidence that Muon is sensitive to something that is not in the best of our theory.”
In quantum physics, there is a theory that particles can appear and influence what they interact with before disappearing again. Researchers working on muons say that little variation in muons wobble can be attributed to possible host influences. These “virtual particles”
Although the findings follow similar trials in 2013 and 2018, the latest results still need to be reviewed. The researchers noted that the likelihood of a Muon wobble to be a statistical coincidence is approximately one in 40,000, which in scientific talks equates to a confidence level of “4.1 sigma.” Satisfied until confidence level reaches 5 sigma
In the meantime, however, you can find out more about the incredible muons by watching Fermilab’s typical folk-friendly explanatory videos.