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‘Tantalising’ results of two experiments could break the known laws of physics – Sydney Morning Herald

Preliminary results from two experiments suggest something could be wrong with the basic way physicists think the universe works, a prospect that has scientists…



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Both sets of results involve the strange, fleeting particle called the muon. The muon is the heavier cousin to the electron that orbits an atoms centre. But the muon is not part of the atom, it is unstable and normally exists for only two microseconds. After it was discovered in cosmic rays in 1936 it so confounded scientists that a famous physicist asked Who ordered that?
Since the very beginning it was making physicists scratch their heads, said Graziano Venanzoni, an experimental physicist at…

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