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6 Apr, 12 tweets, 9 min read
We're less than 24 hours away from learning the first results from the Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab! #gminus2
Refresh your Muon g-2 knowledge before tomorrow's results seminar at 10am Central! Here's what Muon #gminus2 is looking for:
Muon g-2 is a blinded experiment. That means it used a secret code to obscure the result from the collaborators until the moment of unblinding. Here's how it works:

Muon g-2 will compare an experimental result to a theoretical calculation. Both are incredibly precise. Here's how theorists calculate g-2: symmetrymagazine.org/article/the-ma…
One crucial component for the Muon g-2 collaboration was creating a uniform magnetic field in their 50-foot-wide superconducting magnetic storage ring. Here's how they did it:
Who could forget the Muon g-2 magnet's big move? Travel back to June 2013, when this giant piece of equipment began its journey from @BrookhavenLab to Fermilab.
Find tons of fantastic footage and more information about the move on the Muon g-2 website: muon-g-2.fnal.gov/key-contributi…
Want to take a tour behind the scenes of the Muon g-2 experiment? This guided video tour is presented by one of the Muon #gminus2 collaborators:
You can also explore the Muon g-2 experiment on your own with our virtual 360 tour: 360.fnal.gov/vr/muong2/muon…
#gminus2 #science!
Need some quick facts about the muon? This poster is for you! #gminus2
Make your official predictions! What do you think the first results from the Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab will show? #gminus2
Only a few minutes to go, physics fans! How are you feeling? #gminus2

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7 Apr
We’re thrilled to announce that the first results from Fermilab’s Muon g-2 experiment strengthen evidence of new physics! #gminus2
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The Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab sees fundamental particles called muons behaving in a way not predicted by the Standard Model of particle physics. These results confirm an earlier experiment performed at @BrookhavenLab. #gminus2
theory.fnal.gov/events/event/f… Image
The combined results from Fermilab and Brookhaven show a difference with theory at a significance of 4.2 sigma. The chance that the results are a statistical fluctuation is about 1 in 40,000. #gminus2
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