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Video from David Hertzog University of Washington - “First Results – and afterthoughts – from the Fermilab Muon g-2 Experiment”

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APPLIED PHYSICS/PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM

 

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

4:30 p.m. on campus in Hewlett Teaching Center, Rm. 200

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In-person attendance limited to Stanford affiliates

 

David Hertzog
University of Washington

 

“First Results – and afterthoughts – from the Fermilab Muon g-2 Experiment”

 

The 2004 Brookhaven measurement of the muon’s anomalous magnetic anomaly was more than 3 standard deviations greater than the recently updated Standard Model theory. Is this a sign of new physics?  To answer this, we built an even more sensitive experiment at Fermilab and have completed four data-taking campaigns. I will describe this unique experiment and its challenging data analysis. We published our first results from the Run-1 analysis and learned that the BNL measurement was not a fluke.   Now what does it all mean and is the Standard Model prediction stable?  I will try to convince you that our experimental results are to be trusted, but I will be speculating a bit on the new physics implications and the status of the Standard Model prediction.  The talk will be aimed at a general audience.

 

October 26, 2021 - 4:30pm
Hewlett Teaching Center, Rm. 200