We are absolutely delighted to hear today's news from Fermilab on the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon. In 1948 Julian Schwinger was the first to understand the anomalous magnetic moment of leptons as a consequence of quantum effects. Julian Schwinger was a member of our faculty for over 20 years from 1972 to 1994. Today's theorists have been following Schwinger's legacy to compute these effects to mind-boggling precision. When coupled with equally mind-boggling precision experiments, the anomalous magnetic moment becomes a tool for identifying new physics at a scale competitive with the largest particle accelerators. On the fourth floor of PAB, the glass panels of the Schwinger Lounge have the number alpha/(2 pi), which as found by Schwinger is the lowest-order contribution to the anomalous magnetic moment. We are very proud that, together with the Julian Schwinger Foundation, we hosted a timely workshop on reducing uncertainty in the theoretical calculations of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon.
Today the Fermilab Muon g-2 Collaboration announced a new and exciting result on the anomalous magnetic momentum of the muon that points to new physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. This gives us renewed hope that remarkable new discoveries await ongoing experiments at the Large Hadron Collider. If you are interested in learning more about the remarkable accomplishment of the Fermilab Muon g-2 Collaboration and the earlier Brookhaven one, please see today's announcement at: https://theory.fnal.gov/events/event/first-results-from-the-muon-g-2-experiment-at-fermilab/
which links to the seminar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81PfYnpuOPA