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Measurement of the fine-structure constant casts doubt on dark photon theories

Phys.org - Fri 13 Apr 18

A team of researchers from the University of California and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has conducted an ultra-precise measurement of the fine-structure constant, and in so doing, ...

Scientists measure physical constant in unprecedented detail, which may reveal exotic physics

ZME Science - Fri 13 Apr 18

Researchers have measured the Fine-Structure Constant with the utmost precision. In doing so, they’ve come up with evidence that might tell us what dark particles and forces might or might ...

A physical constant’s value shouldn’t depend on how you measure it

Arstechnica - Fri 13 Apr 18

The Fine Structure Constant may help tell us what's beyond the Standard Model.