A series of precise measurements of already known, standard particles and processes have recently threatened to shake up the basics of physics. We should start discussing the consequences widely because the Large Hadron Collider is getting ready to run at higher energy and intensity.
Furthermore, the Muon g-2 experiment at Fermilab in the US has clarified how muons “wobble” as their “spin,” a quantum property that interacts with nearby magnetic fields. A small but significant difference from some theoretical predictions was found, suggesting that unknown forces or particles may be working behind.
The recent shocking result is a measurement of the mass of the W boson, which is a fundamental particle that possesses a weak nuclear force that controls radioactive decay. After many years of data tracking and analysis, the experiment at Fermilab suggests that it is considerably heavier than predicted by the theory, by an amount that cannot occur by chance in more than a million experiments. It might also be that particles that are yet undiscovered that are adding up to its mass.
However, this also does not agree with some less accurate measurements from the LHC presented in this study. Although we are uncertain that these effects need a novel definition, the evidence suggests that some new explanation through physics is required.
There will be almost an equal number of new mechanisms present to explain these results because theorists are available. A lot will search for various types of “supersymmetry.” This suggests twice the number of fundamental particles in the standard model than we predicted, and each particle has a “superpartner.” These particles might involve additional Higgs bosons.