2016 Abstract from George
Muon Beam Storage Magnet B Field Shaping
George Ressinger (St. Charles North High School)
Dr. Brendan Kiburg (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)
The Muon G2 Experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is an attempt to measure an anomaly in the magnetic moment of the Muon to new levels of accuracy. It seeks to test the finer predictions of the Standard Model by measuring the contributions of QED, and hadronic and weak interactions to the anomaly. Current efforts revolve around shaping and mapping the magnetic field. This will decrease the deviation in measured positron energy, increasing the accuracy of the calculated anomaly well past that of the Brookhaven National Lab experiment (.7 ppm), to 140 ppb. This accuracy will allow for detailed calculations of effects on the muon not predicted by SM theories, prompting research into hitherto unknown physics.