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

Status of the OLYMPUS Experiment

Jun 29, 2015, 3:00 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


Ricardo Alarcon (Arizona State University, Tempe)


The OLYMPUS experiment will determine the multiple-photon exchange contribution to elastic lepton-proton scattering, the most likely candidate to resolve the discrepancy between measurements of the proton electric to magnetic form factor ratio, determined using the Rosenbluth separation technique and polarization transfer methods. To this end, the experiment measured the cross section ratio of positron-proton to electron-proton elastic scattering. Data taking took place during 2012 on the DORIS storage ring at the DESY Laboratory in Hamburg, Germany. Electron and positron beams of 2.01 GeV energy were incident on an unpolarized hydrogen target and the elastic scattering cross sections were measured for both beams using a large acceptance spectrometer. This talk will cover the motivation, experiment, and current status of the analysis.

Primary author

Ricardo Alarcon (Arizona State University, Tempe)

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