With the landing of Perseverance on Mars, and the ongoing research into the use of mRNA splicing and viral vector vaccines to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and its variants, it is easy to overlook other less publicized research results. This is even more true of results that do not affect our daily lives, such as the announcement from the particle physics community today regarding the magnetic properties of subatomic muons.

Most people know about electrons. They are tiny particles that orbit th...
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