Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Muon

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Recorded: 2020/07/23 Released: 2021/04/01

Jim and Randy discuss measurements of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon, as well as what the discrepency between theory and experiment might mean as far as new physics.
------------------------------------------- Notes:

1. The papers we read for this program:
2. Related Episodes of Physics Frontiers:
3. Fermilab's Muon g-2 Experiment.
4. The Mathematica Notebook mentioned in the first article. You can use this to explore different kinds of beyond the standartd model particles in the way the authors did.
5 Jim mentioned Melvin Schwartz's Principles of Electrodynamics [Amazon], an old textbook that goes into the details of the measurement of the anomalous magnetic moment. Because this is at least the second time I've used it extensively for the podcast, I have made a video, available here describing the book. Fortunately, my phone only had space for a 14 minute video, so I had to shut up about it.
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Transcript (Rough Draft)