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Mu2e at Fermilab: A Search for Muon-to-Electron Conversion

Physics Seminar
Jim Miller, Boston University
November 20, 2017 3:30PM to 4:30PM
Building 203, Room R150

Abstract: The Mu2e Experiment will search for the neutrinoless conversion of muons into electrons in the field of a nucleus. This reaction is an example of charged lepton flavor violation (CLFV), and its observation would be a sign of new physics; thus far, no experiment has observed CLFV in this or any other reaction. Mu2e will be 10,000 times more sensitive than previous searches, potentially probing for new physics at scales well beyond direct collider searches. We will describe the motivation for Mu2e, the proposed experimental approach, and the current status of the experiment.