46712645 story Transporting a 15-Meter-Wide, 600-Ton Magnet Cross Country 152 Posted by Soulskill on Tuesday May 21, 2013 @04:29PM from the will-take-a-lot-of-stamps dept. necro81 writes "Although its Tevatron particle accelerator has gone dark, Fermi Laboratory outside Chicago is still doing physics. A new experiment, called muon g-2 will investigate quantum mechanical behavior of the electron's heavier sibling: the muon. Fermi needs a large ring chamber to store the muons it produces and investigates, and it just so happens that Brookhaven National Laboratory outside NYC has one to spare. But how do you transport a delicate, 15-m diameter, 600-ton superconducting magnet halfway across the country? Very carefully."