First Results from the Fermilab Muon g-2 Experiment

Data: 
sexta-feira, 14 Maio, 2021 - 16:00 até 17:00
Palestrante: 
Prof. Brendan Casey (Fermilab)
Resumo: 

Transmissão via YouTube e Zoom.

Abstract: There has been a long-standing discrepancy between the measured and predicted value of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon, g-2.  After two decades of anticipation, an updated measurement is now available.  I'll give an experimentalist's view of the expected value followed by a description of the measurement.  As has been widely reported, the mystery of the discrepancy between the measured and predicted value remains.

Bio:
Brendan received his PhD at the University of Hawaii as one of the first graduate students of the Belle Collaboration.  He did a postdoc at Brown University working on luminosity measurements and heavy flavor physics at the Dzero experiment. He then became a Wilson Fellow at Fermilab and worked on Higgs searches at Dzero while co-leading efforts to get Muon g-2 off the ground.  He received a DOE Early Career Award to design the Muon g-2 straw tracking detectors which have played a key role in extracting the first g-2 result. He is currently the Head of the Muon Department at Fermilab and is working on getting a mu- g-2 run approved as well as R&D for tracker upgrades for the Mu2e-II experiment.