July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
US/Central timezone

Hadronic contributions to muon g-2 from lattice QCD

Aug 2, 2017, 2:42 PM
Curia II (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)

Curia II

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation Quark and Lepton Flavor Quark and Lepton Flavor


Dr Ruth Van de Water (Fermilab)


The Muon g-2 Experiment that just commenced running at Fermilab intends to probe the present 3-sigma tension between theory and experiment by reducing the experimental uncertainty by a factor of four. In order, however, to determine definitively whether any future observed deviation is due to new physics, the Standard-Model theory error must be brought to the same level of precision. Lattice QCD provides the only first-principles approach for calculating the hadronic contributions to the muon g-2, which are the dominant sources of error in the Standard-Model value. I review recent progress on lattice-QCD calculations of the hadronic contributions to the muon g-2, and also discuss future plans and prospects for reducing the theory error to the level of the Muon g-2 and planned J-PARC experiments.

Primary author

Dr Ruth Van de Water (Fermilab)

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