The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics (INPP) presents Renee Fatemi, of University of Kentucky, presenting “Looking High and Low for Beyond the Standard Model Physics,” on Tuesday, March 14, at at 4 p.m. in Edwards Accelerator Lab, Roger W. Finlay Conference Room.
Abstract: The Standard Model of Particle Physics has survived decades of experimental tests, with the discovery of the Higgs Boson, the final piece of the model, announced nearly five years ago. Since that time the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has succeeded in colliding protons at center of mass energies of 13 TeV, the highest energy reach of any collider. Yet the most recent analyses from the LHC experiments yield no sign of the Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) particles or forces that are needed to explain the nature of dark matter and the matter-antimatter asymmetry in the universe. The new muon g-2 (E989) experiment provides an alternate, low energy approach to high energy searches by proposing to measure the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon to a relative precision of 140 ppb. This precision represents a factor of four decrease in the statistical error of the previous experiment, which reported a tantalizing 3-4 sigma deviation from the standard model prediction. E989 is entering the final stages of construction and is scheduled for a first commissioning run in early June.