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Symmetry: The November Revolution

Forty years ago, two different research groups announced the discovery of the same new particle and redefined how physicists view the universe.

Rebooted Muon Experiment Tests Detector Design at SLAC

Last year, a monster magnet set out from Brookhaven National Lab on an epic trek by land and sea to Fermilab, where it will serve as the heart of a search for evidence of new subatomic particles. Last month, researchers came to SLAC to test the eyes and nerves of the same experiment: a cutting-edge design for a new detector.