The first measurement of the muon anomalous magnetic moment from the Fermilab Muon g−2 collaboration

Authors

  • Booth Tewsley-Booth University of Kentucky

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31349/SuplRevMexFis.3.020717

Keywords:

muons, magnetic moment, accelerators and storage rings, precision measurements

Abstract

This paper will cover the physics and methods behind Fermilab’s Muon g-2 Experiment, along with the long-awaited results from Run-1. The experiment was undertaken to resolve the tension between the Standard Model and the previous measurement taken at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The measured value of the muon magnetic anomaly is aµ(FNAL) = 116592040(54) × 10−11. This result is in good agreement with Brookhaven’s previous measurement. The new world average, aµ(Exp) = 116592061(41) × 10−11, shows a difference from the theoretical value of the Standard Model (SM), aµ(SM) = 116591810(43) × 10−11, of 4.2 standard deviations, strongly hinting at physics beyond the Standard Model. The experiment requires the simultaneous measurement of the muon precession frequency, the magnetic field, and the muons’ distribution in the field. All three of these measurements will be discussed in context, along with the main systematic corrections and uncertainties.

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Published

2022-05-25

How to Cite

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Tewsley-Booth B. The first measurement of the muon anomalous magnetic moment from the Fermilab Muon g−2 collaboration. Supl. Rev. Mex. Fis. [Internet]. 2022 May 25 [cited 2022 Jul. 2];3(2):020717 1-6. Available from: https://rmf.smf.mx/ojs/index.php/rmf-s/article/view/6181