Richard J. Hill, Perimeter Institute
The proton radius puzzle and its impact on fundamental physics
Argonne Physics Division Colloquium - 28 Oct 2016
11:00 AM, Building 203 Auditorium

The discrepancy between the measured Lamb shift in muonic hydrogen and expectations from electron-proton scattering and hydrogen spectroscopy has become known as the proton radius puzzle, whose most "mundane" resolution requires a ∼5σ shift in the value of the Rydberg constant. I review the status and outlook for experimental spectroscopic and scattering measurements focused on resolving the puzzle. I describe recent theoretical developments motivated by the proton radius puzzle, and broader implications for particle physics.

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