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ta0

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Physics revolution from the precession of a muon
« on: April 08, 2021, 10:49:20 AM »

New results just announced from an experiment called Muon g-2 have the physics researcher community very excited.
The experiment measures the (Larmor) precession of a muon (like an electron but about 200 times more massive) in a magnetic field.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjnK5exNhZ0
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Re: Physics revolution from the precession of a muon
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2021, 11:48:10 AM »

Apparently, the Foreverspin top has become the poster boy for spinning tops   ::) :P

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Re: Physics revolution from the precession of a muon
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2021, 01:11:21 PM »

Apparently, the Foreverspin top has become the poster boy for spinning tops   ::) :P

Oh well, at least the poster child's a finger top now. >:D

Seems like throwing tops, and especially peg tops, held that position forever. Now they'll need a movie as popular as Inception and an advertising campaign as relentless as ForeverSpin's to compete.

As for the hint of new physics beyond the Standard Model, wonder how they're ruling out the possibility of a prank on the muons' part? I understand they're quite impish.

And what could the new physics be? I vote for Star Trek's subspace tachyon field. Whenever stuff that made no physical sense happened, it got the blame. Maybe the writers were onto something.
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