Manchester Particle Physics Seminars, Colloquia and Meetings

Sophie Middleton: Using Muons as Probes for New Physics

Friday, 11 January 2019 from to (Europe/London)
at Schuster ( 54-6-6.40 - Niels Bohr Common Room )
Since their discovery, muons have assisted in furthering our understanding of particle physics. In this talk I will discuss current anomalies which exist in the lepton sector and the motivations for pursuing new, Beyond Standard Model (BSM), physics. Past, current and planned muon precision experiments will be outlined with particular emphasis placed on the use of muons in the search for signatures of BSM. Charged Lepton Flavour Violation (cLFV) and the Mu2e experiment, under construction at Fermilab, will be described in detail. The implications of a discovery of cLFV will be explored. Looking further ahead, the advantages of a future muon collider will be presented along with recent results from the Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE).