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Muon Measurements Muddle a Model

Science  09 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5583, pp. 916-917
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5583.916

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Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have confirmed earlier evidence of a discrepancy between the Standard Model of particle physics and the "magnetic moment" of the muon. Physicists are still debating just how significant the mismatch is.