The Muon g-2 is only one night away from arriving at its final destination.
Crowds gathered at the Costco in Bolingbrook as the 50-foot circular electromagnet continued its journey to Fermilab.
On the second of a three-night trip, the device traveled from Bolingbrook, up 355, and parked for the night at the Hidden Lake Forest Preserve in Glen Ellyn.
“Every night has all of its problems,” said Terry Emmert, President of Emmert International. “Everything has to be planned out because it really doesn’t matter about the tightness, you’ve just got to watch and make sure nothing goes wrong, make sure everything’s lined up, and double check everything before you take off.”
The Muon g-2 will study the “wobble” of muons, subatomic particles with a lifetime of only 2.2 millionths of a second.
The final night of travel begins at 11 Thursday evening, ending at Fermilab early Friday morning.
Fermilab is hosting a party open to the public Friday at 5:30 where the electromagnet will travel across the campus.
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