First Results from the Fermilab Muon g-2 Experiment
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.
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.