June 29, 2015 to July 3, 2015
Europe/Rome timezone

*Leading Talk* Review of the Proton Size Puzzle

Jun 29, 2015, 2:30 PM
Room PS4 (Building E, Polo Fibonacci, Pisa)

Room PS4

Building E, Polo Fibonacci, Pisa

Talk Hadron Structure and Meson-Baryon Interaction Working Group Parallel Session 1- Hadron Structure & Meson-Baryon Interaction WG


Carl Carlson (College of William and Mary, Williamsburg)


The proton charge radius puzzle exists because the proton charge radius appears different when measured with electrons than when measured with muons. "Ordinary" explanations include problems with the extrapolations or theoretical corrections involved in the measurements, and "exotic" explanations include such beyond the standard model ideas as a breakdown of electron-muon universality. We will discuss possibilities in both categories.

Primary author

Carl Carlson (College of William and Mary, Williamsburg)

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