Muon g-2 featured in Fermilab Today

August 22, 2011

A new muon g-2 experiment, which is planned to begin operation in 2016, was featured in Fermilab Today. The experiment aims to measure the gyromagnetic ratio “g” of the muon. This ratio is particularly sensitive to any new particles or interactions that might be lurking beyond the Standard Model, our current understanding of elementary particle physics.

Professor Lee Roberts, a co-spokesperson for the experiment, said "one of the most important things about this experiment is that it will help guide what's found in the LHC and the Tevatron data. It will help us figure out how the results fit into the grand scheme."

Professors Rob Carey, Jim Miller, and postdoc Emma Barnes are also involved in the project.