The Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Muon

  • Friedrich Jegerlehner

Part of the Springer Tracts in Modern Physics book series (STMP, volume 274)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Basic Concepts, Introduction to QED, g − 2 in a Nutshell, General Properties and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Friedrich Jegerlehner
      Pages 3-22
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  3. A Detailed Account of the Theory, Outline of Concepts of the Experiment, Status and Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Friedrich Jegerlehner
      Pages 249-342
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 683-693

About this book


This research monograph covers extensively the theory of the muon anomalous magnetic moment and provides estimates of the theoretical uncertainties. The muon anomalous magnetic moment is one of the most precisely measured quantities in elementary particle physics and provides one of the most stringent tests of relativistic quantum field theory as a fundamental theoretical framework. It allows for an extremely precise check of the standard model of elementary particles and of its limitations. This book reviews the present state of knowledge of the anomalous magnetic moment a=(g-2)/2 of the muon. Recent experiments at the Brookhaven National Laboratory now reach the unbelievable precision of 0.5 parts per million, improving the accuracy of previous g-2 experiments at CERN by a factor of 14. In addition, quantum electrodynamics and electroweak and hadronic effects are reviewed. Since non-perturbative hadronic effects play a key role for the precision test, their evaluation is described in detail. Perspectives for future improvements of the theoretical and experimental precision are considered. The new edition features improved theoretical predictions to match upcoming experiments, like the one at Fermilab. Additionally the new more precise basic parameters are presented.


Experiment Muon Fermilab Magnetic Moment Lepton Magnetic Moment Muon Physics Standard Model Physics beyond Standard Model Quantum Electrodynamics Muon Relativistic Quantum Theory Muon Theoretical Prediction Muon g2 Experiment Muon

Authors and affiliations

  • Friedrich Jegerlehner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für PhysikHumboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-63575-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-63577-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0081-3869
  • Series Online ISSN 1615-0430
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