Muon g-2

From the Universities Research Association, October 31, 2022: Brynn MacCoy is a physics doctoral candidate at the University of Washington and the Fall 2019 URA Visiting Scholar Program (VSP) Awardee. With an extension of URA assistance, MacCoy returned to Fermilab earlier this year allowing her to install the Minimally Intrusive Scintillating Fiber Detector.

From Brookhaven National Laboratory, October 11, 2022: Brookhaven National Lab announced yesterday that two of their scientists who led the “E821 g-2” experiment at BNL from 1990 through 2004 received the APS’s 2023 W.K.H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics. William M. Morse and Bradley Lee Roberts received the honor for their leadership and technical ingenuity in achieving a measurement of the muon anomalous magnetic moment with a precision suitable to probe Standard Model.

From Prospect, August 29, 2022: The LHC is back running now colliding more intense beams, generating more collisions and collecting more data to sift. Fermilab’s Muon g-2 results offered an intriguing hint about muons that the LHC can follow up on by looking for new particles directly and the behavior it should induce in particles we know about.

Fine tuning

Nicola Valori, an Italian Summer Intern, precisely aligns the optics of a laser magnetometer for the Muon g-2 experiment.

From Medium.com, July 21, 2022: An interview with Fermilab’s artist-in-residence, Mare Hirsch on her creative journey studying music and work in computational fabrication while collaborating with scientists to create data-driven art. Hirsch is now working with Muon g-2 scientists to visually represent aspects of particle physics such as muon precessions and virtual particles.

From the Department of Energy Office of Science, July 13, 2022: DOE announced $78 million in funding for 58 research projects that will spur new discoveries in high energy physics. The announcement covers a wide range of topics at the frontiers of particle physics, including Fermilab’s Muon g-2 and the MicroBooNE experiments.

From The Conversation, May 6, 2021: A recent series of precise measurements in the LHCb, Muon g-2 and CDF experiments have threatened to shake up physics. Now, the LHC is gearing up to run at higher energy and intensity than ever before to make very precise measurements that will test the predictions of theories by looking for deviations from the Standard Model.

In this lecture, Marcela Carena, head of the Theory Division at Fermilab and professor of physics at the University of Chicago, talks about “The unseen universe: Challenges for theory and experiment.” She explains how theorists think about the Higgs boson, neutrinos, dark matter and the exciting results from the Fermilab Muon g-2 experiment announced last year, and how these ideas can lead to new experiments and discoveries.