50-foot magnet to travel 3,200 miles for experiment

Credit: Fermilab

The Muon g-2 storage ring will travel 3,200 miles from the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York to the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois to be part of a particle physics experiment. It is expected to leave New York in early June and arrive in Illinois by late July.

According to Lee Roberts, a spokesperson for the project, "It costs about 10 times less to move the magnet from Brookhaven to Illinois than it would to build a new one. So that's what we're going to do. It's an enormous effort from all sides, but it will be worth it."

The image above by Fermilab shows a scale model of what the particle storage ring will look like on its long journey to Batavia, IL. Actually, the magnet will only be on the road for a brief period before it's moved to a barge and shipped via the Atlantic Ocean and the Mississippi River to its ultimate destination.

Via United Press International

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