PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 364 - European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS-HEP2019) - Searches for New Physics
Measuring the muon precession frequency in the E989 Fermilab g-2 experiment
M. Incagli
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Pre-published on: June 16, 2020
Published on: November 12, 2020
Since more than 50 years the electron and muon anomalies, $a_e$ and $a_\mu$, defined in terms of the gyromagnetic factor $g_i$ for particle $i$ as $a_i=(g_i-2)/2$, have provided a deep insight into the quantum structure of elementary particles.
They have been, and continue to be, a milestone for the development of the Standard Model of Particle Physics against which all new theories have to be compared.
For almost 20 years, the experimental value of $a_\mu$ has shown a tantalizing discrepancy of more than $3 \sigma$ from the theoretical prediction making it mandatory for experimentalists to improve the current result, dominated by the E821 experiment at BNL\cite{BNL}.

The Muon $g-2$ E989 experiment at Fermilab will use the same storage ring technique used at BNL, and previously in the CERN-III experiment, with the goal of decreasing by a factor of 4 the current error on $a_\mu$, which will allow for a finer comparison with the theoretical prediction.
E989 started collecting data in winter 2018 accumulating, in the period April-July 2018 (Run1) almost twice the statistics of the previous experiment (before application of data quality cuts).

In this document, the experiment will be briefly described, underlying the improvements which will allow to reduce the systematic error, and some preliminary result will be shown.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.364.0586
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