Wayne State University, Department of Physics and Astronomy


Thursday 29 October, 1998

The Muon: An Unwelcomed Probe of Electroweak Physics

Robin G. Stuart, University of Michigan

The muon has been the source of a number of important advances in particle physics. It will be shown, in particular, how the measurement of the muon's lifetime provided the key ingredient that allowed to mass of the top quark to be predicted before it was experimentally observed. Now the hunt is on for the mysterious Higgs Particle. New theoretical developments will be reviewed that have openned the door to the next generation of muon lifetime experiments and may herald a new era of precision electroweak physics.

Colloquium starts at 16:00 in Room 245 and lasts about 1 hour including questions. Refreshements are served at 15:30 in room 245.

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