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Why I am excited to work on SpinQuest in 10 minutes

Jul 21, 2020, 1:45 PM


Noah Wuerfel (University of Michigan/ SpinQuest Collaboration)


The SpinQuest (Fermilab E1039) experiment will measure an azimuthal asymmetry in the Drell-Yan production of $\mu+$ $\mu-$ pairs from 120 GeV/c proton interactions with polarized nucleons to extract the Sivers function for $\bar{u}$ and $\bar{d}$. A nonzero asymmetry would be “smoking gun” evidence for orbital angular momentum of the light sea-quarks: predicted to be a major contributor to the proton’s spin. In our 10 minutes together, I will give an overview and share plans for the near future of this exciting experiment from the perspective of a young researcher.

Fermilab report number FERMILAB-SLIDES-20-051-E

Primary author

Noah Wuerfel (University of Michigan/ SpinQuest Collaboration)

Presentation materials