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Muon Swing Astronomical research


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The Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York investigates how fast the fundamental particles oscillate. The answer may not only indicate that the Standard Model of Particle Physics is incomplete, but also that our universe is full of a type of fundamental particles not detected so far.

Specifically, the muon, a particle similar to a heavy electron, has had its relatively long oscillation under study since 1999, in an experiment known as g-2 (ge minus two), photographed here.

The result has encouraged other experimental groups to confirm it and has pressed theorists to understand it better. The oscillation index is affected by a strange sea of ​​virtual particles that arise or leave existence everywhere.

The unexpected oscillation index may point out that this sea is home to virtual particles that include the almost invisible supersymmetric homologous particles of the known particles. If so, an invisible universe of supersymmetric real particles could exist around us.

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