Title : 
Lattice QCD calculations of the HVP contribution to muon g2 

Speaker  :  Bipasha Chakraborty, DAMTP, Cambridge 
Date  :  January 07, 2019 
Time  :  3:30 PM 
Venue  :  Room 3307 
Abstract  : 
The Muon anomalous magnetic moment is one of the very few quantities in the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics which is both measured in experiment and calculated from theory with impressive accuracy of subparts per million (ppm). Intriguingly, there exists a tantalizing discrepancy of more than three standard deviations between the experimental and the SM results of this quantity providing one of the most stringent tests of the theory. The ongoing Fermilab experiment E989 and the upcoming experiment at JPARC expect a fourfold improvement in the experimental precision (0.16 ppm expected). The theoretical uncertainty in this quantity is dominated by the calculation of the lowest order hadronic vacuum polarisation contribution. Therefore, I present a novel firstprinciple calculation of this contribution using lattice QCD which would make the discrepancy (if it remains) really compelling in trying to ascertain the possibility of new physics beyond the SM. 