4-8 August 2015
America/Detroit timezone

Status of the Fermilab Muon g-2 experiment

5 Aug 2015, 15:00
15m
Vandenberg (Michigan League)

Vandenberg

Michigan League

BSM Low Energy BSM Physics

Speaker

Dr James Mott (Boston University)

Description

The anomalous magnetic dipole moment of the muon can be both measured and computed to very high precision, making it a powerful probe to test the standard model and search for new physics such as SUSY. The previous measurement by the Brookhaven E821 experiment found a discrepancy from the predicted value with over a 3 standard deviation significance. The new g-2 experiment at Fermilab will improve the precision by a factor of four through a factor of twenty increase in statistics and a reduced systematic uncertainty with an upgraded apparatus. The experiment will also carry out an improved search for a muon electric dipole moment. Construction at Fermilab is well underway.
Oral or Poster Presentation Oral

Primary author

Dr James Mott (Boston University)

Presentation Materials