How to resolve the proton radius puzzle? (Ass. Prof. G. Paz)

  • Date: Jun 17, 2016
  • Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Asst. Prof. Dr. Gil Paz,  Department of Physics and Astronomy, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
  • Room: Herbert-Walther-Hörsaal
  • Host: Dr. Randolf Pohl, Laser Spectroscopy Division
In 2010 the first measurement of the proton charge radius from spectroscopy of muonic hydrogen was found to be five standard deviations away from the regular hydrogen value.

Almost six years later, this "proton radius puzzle" is still unresolved.

The proton radius puzzle has led to a reevaluation of the extraction of proton radii from scattering and spectroscopy data.

I will describe some of these developments and their implications to neutrino-nucleus scattering. One of the most promising avenues to test the muonic hydrogen result is a new muon-proton scattering experiment called MUSE. I will describe how effective field theory methods will allow us to connect muonic hydrogen spectroscopy to muon-proton scattering in a model-independent way.

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