The discrepancy between the theoretical prediction and the experimentally determined value of the muon’s magnetic moment has become slightly stronger with a new result from Fermilab...
Particles called muons are behaving weirdly, and that could mean a huge discovery.
Initial data from the Muon g-2 experiment have excited particle physicists searching for undiscovered subatomic particles and forces
A result that has been 20 years in the making could reveal the existence of new particles and upend fundamental physics
The experiment connects three devices with entangled photons, demonstrating a key technique that could enable a future quantum Internet
Muons and electrons might not experience the same fundamental interactions, contrary to Standard Model predictions
Creating Bose-Einstein condensates—and crashing them together—in microgravity could lead to physics breakthroughs, better spacecraft navigation and more
A phenomenon called proton tunneling could account for point mutations in strands of genetic material
Some days we gain one minute; some days we gain three
Science in meter and verse
Everybody’s favorite red sauce may be thin or thick, depending on how it is handled
A laboratory experiment captured the pull between two minuscule gold spheres, paving the way for experiments that probe the quantum nature of gravity
All of us, even physicists, often process information without really knowing what we’re doing
A laser generates quantum randomness at a rate of 250 trillion bits per second and could lead to devices small enough to fit on a single chip
The American Physical Society’s new criteria for conference venues seem to be unique among scientific societies
New experiments have answered the decades-old question of how pieces of splitting nuclei get their spins
Upgrades to the SuperNova Early Warning System (SNEWS) detection system offer advance notice of impending blasts
Flakes’ final shape depends on an array of temperature, humidity and wind speed variables
After an intense game of cat and mouse with different particles, atomic physicists have measured the radius of the helium nucleus five times more precisely than before. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Recent results from a pulsar timing array, which uses dead stars to hunt for gravitational waves, has scientists speculating about cosmic strings and primordial black holes