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A new scientific experiment calls into question the laws of physics

A new scientific experiment calls into question the laws of physics

A small particle, the muon, may raise questions about the fundamental laws that the physicist has relied on for decades, according to preliminary results from an experiment conducted in the United States.

Researchers announced Thursday that they have seen how muons – which are heavier, electron-like particles – behave in a way inconsistent with the Standard Model, which is the basic theory to explain the work of the fundamental particles of the universe.

If confirmed, the discovery could indicate the existence of forms of matter and energy that remain unknown and open the door to new physics.

“Today is an extraordinary day, which is awaited a lot not only by us, but by the entire international community of physicists,” he confirms in Release Graziano Finanzoni, spokesman for the Muão g-2 experiment team.

Although the results of the experiment are still preliminary, officials highlight the tremendous accuracy of the tests conducted at Fermilab, a US Department of Energy particle acceleration facility located in Illinois.

The detection occurred when the muons were passed through a magnetic field and observed that they did not behave as expected based on the Standard Model.