More
    - Advertisement -

    Particle Mystery Deepens As ‘Strong’ New Evidence Hints at ‘5th’ Force in Nature

    -

    - Ad Keep reading below -
    Reidar Hahn/Fermilab

    Like the four cardinal elements of yore, or the four cardinal directions, there are also four forces of nature—the ones which cause particles to move in different ways, like gravity and electromagnetism.

    Through discoveries made while working with a fundamental particle called the muon, physicists working in Chicago have recently made the case for a fifth force of nature, something that would turn physics on its head.

    - Ad Keep reading below -

    Called the Muon g-2 experiment, conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi Laboratory, the results could either point to an undiscovered particle, or a completely new force acting in the universe—which would be far more exciting.

    While smashing atoms together in a particle accelerator, an international team of researchers found that some particles were “wobbling” in ways that couldn’t be explained by the current theory of four forces: gravity, electromagnetism, and two nuclear forces: the strong force and the weak force.

    - Ad Keep reading below -

    A muon is about 200 times as massive as its cousin, the electron. Muons occur naturally when cosmic rays strike Earth’s atmosphere.

    ALSO READ  Rockfish Populations Rebound After Strict Management Decades Ahead of the Expected Date
    ALSO READ  MIT Scientists Develop the Perfect Breathable Earth-Friendly Fabric Using The Same Material as Single-Use Bags

    “This quantity we measure reflects the interactions of the muon with everything else in the universe. But when the theorists calculate the same quantity, using all of the known forces and particles in the Standard Model, we don’t get the same answer,” said Renee Fatemi, a physicist at the University of Kentucky and the simulations manager in an official press release.

    MORE: 50 Years Ago NASA Sent a Map Into Space to Help Aliens Find Earth—Now They’ve Got An Awesome Update

    Several mysteries pervade astrophysics that could be attributable to a force of nature as yet undetected, such as why galaxies spin faster than mathematical calculations suggest they should.

    - Ad Keep reading below -

    Professor Mark Lancaster at the University of Manchester told BBC News: “Clearly, this is very exciting because it potentially points to a future with new laws of physics, new particles and a new force which we have not seen to date.”

    Nevertheless, for now the experiment currently carries a “1” instead of a “0” in the column labeled “chance this may have been nothing but a fluke.”

    ALSO READ  Biodegradable Algae Solar Panels Clean The Air While Growing Green Energy
    ALSO READ  How a Utah Sports Reporter Accidentally Raised $55,000 to Help People During the Holidays

    RELATED: Geophysicists Confirm Plato’s Theory—the Earth Is Made of Cubes

    The BBC reports that other experiments in Japan, the U.S., and at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe have all produced experiments of a similar nature, though, and GNN can only imagine that physicists everywhere will be revving up their particle accelerators again to find out more about this 5th force mystery—and potentially bring the discipline into a new epoch.

    SHARE The News of This Fascinating Research With Friends…

    - read any article below now-
    Dr john Masawehttps://www.muhabarishaji.com/
    Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) |Dancer|Software Developer|Multitalented|??|Entrepreneur|Researcher ? Founder, CEO, Admin and Publisher Of This Website

    Latest news

    Ministry Plans Monthly Cash for Jobless Kenyans in 5 Counties

    The Ministry of Labour has offered hope for Kenyans who were rendered jobless as a result of the government's directive to lock down 5 counties...

    Sotheby’s Holds Its First NFT Sale, Works by Digital Artist Pak Sells for $16.8 Million

    Sotheby's hosted its first sale of art supported by NFTs, the trendy authentication technology, by artist Pak, with the works bringing in $16.8 million...

    Twitter Unveils Algorithmic Fairness Initiative to Offer More Transparency in Its AI

    - Advertisement -

    You might also likeRELATED
    Recommended to you

    - Advertisement -