Feb 19 – 23, 2018
Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University
Europe/Berlin timezone

The workshop is focussed on the hadronic contribution to the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon, both analyzing the most recent experimental results for its determination in time-like processes and taking into consideration the most recent dedicated lattice calculations.

In this context, a particular attention and a series of seminars and discussions will be devoted to consider a recently proposed possibility of extracting the muon anomalous magnetic moment by using an alternative method, which exploits experiments where space-like processes are involved, such as the μ-e scattering or Bhabha processes.

The aim is to discuss and to explore in detail the state of the art of precision radiative corrections to μ-e scattering and Bhabha processes in order to master the theoretical tools necessary to develop dedicated Monte Carlo simulation codes.

Finally, part of the discussion will be devoted to survey the experimental challenges for the extraction of the hadronic contribution to the running of the electromagnetic coupling constant in space-like processes.

The foreseeable impact is represented by the possibility of testing the consistency of the Standard Model at the level of quantum corrections with an unprecedented precision as well as the one of ascertain the presence of New Physics virtual effects in a robust (and unambiguous) way.

Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University
Staudingerweg 9 / 2nd floor, 55128 Mainz

Organized by Carlo Carloni Calame (INFN Pavia), Massimo Passera (INFN Padua), Luca Trentadue (University of Parma) and Graziano Venanzoni (INFN Pisa).

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