Dave Hertzog , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Precision Muon Physics: New Results and Future Prospects
Argonne Physics Division Seminar - 15 Dec 2008

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 recently reported first physics results. Both involve the muon lifetime, leading to the Fermi Constant at a new level of precision and the nucleon weak pseudoscalar coupling constant gP, determined in an unambiguous manner for the first time. Future plans include a Fermilab-based next-generation muon anomalous magnetic moment measurement, which follows on our Brookhaven effort that has provided one of the strongest hints of physics beyond the Standard Model today.

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