Fermilab muon g-2 experiment

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Abstract

The Fermilab muon g-2 experiment will measure the muon anomalous magnetic moment aμ to 140 ppb- A four-fold improvement over the earlier Brookhaven experiment. The measurement of aμ is well known as a unique test of the standard model with broad sensitivity to new interactions, particles and phenomena. The goal of 140 ppb is commensurate with ongoing improvements in the SM prediction of the anomalous moment and addresses the longstanding 3.5σ discrepancy between the BNL result and the SM prediction. In this article I discuss the physics motivation and experimental technique for measuring aμ, and the current status and the future work for the project.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01004
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Volume179
DOIs
StatePublished - May 23 2018
Event2nd International Workshop on Flavour Changing and Conserving Processes, FCCP 2017 - Anacapri, Capri Island, Italy
Duration: Sep 7 2017Sep 9 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The author would like to thank the organizers of the FCCP2017 workshop for a wonderful meeting. The author would also like to thank his Fermilab muon g-2 collaborators and the finanicial support of the U.S. National Science Foundation grant PHY-1503552.

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© 2018 The Authors, published by EDP Sciences.

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  • Physics and Astronomy (all)

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