Measurement of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon

21 Nov 2023
Seminars and colloquia
Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre
Denys Wilkinson Building, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3RH

Dr Joe Price
University of Liverpool

Seminar series
Experimental particle physics seminar
Knowledge of physics?
Yes, knowledge of physics required


In August this year the g-2 experiment at Fermilab announced a new measurement of the anomalous magnetic dipole moment of the muon, measured with a precision of 0.21ppm (see arxiv:2308.06230 for the pre-release). It is the most precise measurement ever made at a storage ring experiment. The measurement is sensitive to New Physics at the TeV scale, and has a long standing discrepancy with the theoretical prediction. I will discuss the latest measurement, the status of the theoretical predictions and the experiments ultimate precision.