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Helmut Baer Colloquium: Precision Muon Physics - Capturing a Moment in a Lifetime | Speaker: Dave Hertzog (University of Washington, Physics)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
12:00 AM
340 West Hall

Speaker: Dave Hertzog (University of Washington, Physics)

Low-energy, precision measurements are important to establish the parameters of the Standard Model and to test various predictions in the quest for new physics signatures. I will discuss two of our experiments that were recently completed. Both involve the muon lifetime, leading to the Fermi Constant at sub-ppm precision and the nucleon weak pseudoscalar coupling constant gP, determined in an unambiguous manner for the first time. Future plans include the approved Fermilab-based next-generation muon anomalous magnetic moment measurement, which follows on the effort that has provided one of the strongest hints of physics beyond the Standard Model today.