PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 430 - The 39th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory (LATTICE2022) - QCD in searches for physics beyond the Standard Model
Intermediate window observable for the hadronic vacuum polarization contribution to the muon $g-2$ from O$(a)$ improved Wilson quarks
M. Cè, A. Gérardin, G. von Hippel, R.J. Hudspith, S. Kuberski*, H. Meyer, K. Miura, D. Mohler, K. Ottnad, S. Paul, A. Risch, T. San José and H. Wittig
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Pre-published on: April 04, 2023
Published on: April 06, 2023
Following the publication of the new measurement of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon, the discrepancy between experiment and the theory prediction from the $g-2$ theory initiative has increased to $4.2\,\sigma$. Recent lattice QCD calculations predict values for the hadronic vacuum polarization contribution that are larger than the data-driven estimates, bringing the Standard Model prediction closer to the experimental measurement. Euclidean time windows in the time-momentum representation of the hadronic vacuum polarization contribution to the muon $g-2$ can help clarify the discrepancy between the phenomenological and lattice predictions.

We present our calculation of the intermediate distance window contribution using $N_\mathrm{f}=2+1$ flavors of O$(a)$ improved Wilson quarks. We employ ensembles at six lattice spacings below $0.1\,$fm and pion masses down to the physical value. We present a detailed study of the continuum limit, using two discretizations of the vector current and two independent sets of improvement coefficients. Our result at the physical point displays a tension of $3.9\,\sigma$ with a recent evaluation of the intermediate window based on the data-driven method.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.430.0321
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