1. General Seminars

A Search for Charged Lepton Flavor Violation in Muon-Electron Conversion with a Sensitivity 10 {-16}

by Dr Rob Bernstein

Aula Seminari (LNF INFN)

Aula Seminari


Via Enrico Fermi, 40 00044 Frascati
Mu2e will search for coherent, neutrino-less conversion of muons into electrons in the field of a nucleus with a sensitivity improvement of a factor of 10,000 over existing limits. Such a lepton flavor-violating reaction probes new physics at a scale unavailable by direct searches at either present or planned high energy colliders. The experiment both complements and extends the current studies at MEG and at the LHC. I will present the physics motivation for Mu2e. I next discuss how we prepare the muons and detect the conversion, explaining the relevant backgrounds and how they can be controlled and measured. I also discuss the evolution of the current Fermilab Muon Charged Lepton Flavor Violation Program into the Project X era.