Exclusive Channel Study of the Muon HVP
2020 January 04
The Hadronic Vacuum Polarization (HVP) is a dominant contribution to the theoretical uncertainty of the muon anomalous magnetic moment. The uncertainty in a lattice QCD calculation of the connected light-quark contribution to the HVP is dominated by the long-distance region of the vector correlation function. Explicit studies of the exclusive channels of the HVP diagram make it possible to reconstruct the long-distance behavior of the correlation function. This removes most of the statistical uncertainty of the correlation function. In these proceedings, preliminary results of an exclusive study of the isospin symmetric connected-only vector-vector correlation function using a hybrid of distillation and A2A techniques are presented. The computation is performed on 2+1 flavor Möbius Domain Wall Fermion ensembles with physical pion mass. Reconstruction of the long-distance correlation function will enable lattice-only calculations of the HVP to achieve precision similar to estimates of the HVP from the R-ratio method on the timescale of the new experimental measurements of the muon anomalous magnetic moment.