Beyond the Standard Model? The Latest from Fermilab

MON, JUN 7, 2021 (33:26)

There are many unknowns about the structure of the universe. Researchers in the field of particle physics have long anticipated new discoveries that will lead to “new” physics – beyond the Standard Model. In April 2021, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), announced exciting first results from the Fermilab’s Muon g-2 experiment. Fundamental particles called muons behaved in a way not predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. If confirmed, the results are expected to reveal some of the biggest questions about the universe.

+ BIO: James Mott

James Mott, PhD is Adjunct Assistant Professor of physics at Boston Unviersity.

+ BIO: Steven Nahn

Prof. Steven Nahn received his PhD from MIT, then worked as a Research Scientist at Yale, as a member of the CDF collaboration at Fermilab. He later joined the MIT Physics Dept faculty, where his research has been focused on the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment at CERN. This work is expected to will cross a new threshold in collision energy, opening a new window on particle physics.

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