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Richard Bonventre (LBNL) “Searching for Muon to Electron Conversion: The Mu2e Experiment at Fermilab”
March 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Mu2e experiment will search for the charged lepton flavor violating (CLFV) neutrino-less conversion of a negative muon into an electron in the field of a nucleus, reaching a 90% C.L. limit of 8×10^-17 on the conversion rate. This sensitivity is a four-orders of magnitude improvement over previous experiments, and allows Mu2e to probe new physics at mass scales up to 10^4 TeV, far beyond the direct reach of colliders. Mu2e is currently under construction at Fermilab, and expects to begin data taking in 2023. In this talk I will present the current status of the experiment. I will also discuss the development of Mu2e detector simulations as well as the results and impact of prototype data analyses.