Subcategory: Physics (not Nanoscience)
Ashley Owens - Alabama A&M University
The anomalous magnetic moment of the muon has been studied for decades. These experiments have shed light on the accuracy of the Standard Model’s predictions. In an experiment at Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Standard Model’s prediction for the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon differed from the experimental value with a certainty over 3 sigma. Perhaps, this could indicate a new frontier for high energy physicists. Using principals and methods from previous experiments, the physicists at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will attempt to measure the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon, a_μ=(g_μ-2)/2, with unprecedented precision.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): The National Science Foundation Grant PHY-1359126.
Faculty Advisor: Vernessa Edwards,