Seminar on Theoretical Nuclear Physics

9.12.19 16:15

Searching for physics beyond the Standard Model with lepton dipole moments

Martin Hoferichter (University of Washington, Seattle)

The longstanding discrepancy between measurement and Standard Model prediction for the anomalous magnetic moment (g-2)/2 of the muon, as well as the recently emerging tension in the electron g-2, could be considered indications that physics beyond the Standard Model is lurking in lepton dipole moments.  To decide this issue conclusively, both improved measurements and theoretical predictions are required.  In view of the expected improvement by a factor of 4 at the Fermilab muon g-2 experiment, as well as the upcoming Muon g-2/EDM experiment at J-PARC, this presents a challenge to theory, with current uncertainties almost exclusively dominated by hadronic corrections to about equal parts from hadronic vacuum polarization and hadronic light-by-light scattering.  In the talk, I will review the present status of the magnetic dipole moments, especially their Standard Model prediction, and discuss possible connections with electric dipole moments.


HISKP, Seminarraum II (3.013)

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