Popular Science Lecture Series - 36

MUON Magnet and fundamental Physics

Venue: Webinar zoom &
Live on YouTube

May 01, 2021
11:00 am - 01:00 pm

Organised by Tamilnadu Science Forum


About Program

This is part of its efforts to popularize science to the General Public and Students who are pursuing science as their career. TNSF attempt to focus on students on higher science as everyone knows that learning of science at college within the curriculum is not enough to acquire holistic knowledge of science at the appropriate time. Hence, to fill the gap between what students are acquiring through the curriculum and what it is required, TNSF is planning its activities on higher science to students who are pursuing higher education.

The muon, a heavier cousin of the electron, is expected to have a value of 2 for its magnetic moment, labelled ‘g’. However, the muon exists not in isolation but embedded in a sea where particles are popping out and vanishing every instant due to quantum effects. So, its g value is altered by its interactions with these short-lived excitations.

"மியூயான்" என்பது, எலக்ட்ரானைப் போன்ற, அதேசமயம், அதைவிட அதிக நிறையுடையதும், அதன் காந்த திருப்புத்திறனான 'g' ன் மதிப்பு 2 ஆக இருக்கலாம் எனவும் கருதப்படுகிறது. இருப்பினும், மியூயான் தனித்திருப்பதில்லை; மாறாக குவாண்டம் விளைவுகளால், வெளியேறி ஒவ்வொரு நொடியும் மறைந்து போகக்கூடிய துகள்கள் நிரம்பிய கூட்டத்தினுள் பொதிந்து கிடக்கிறது. இதன் காரணமாக மாறுபடும், குறுகியகால ஆற்றல் உயர்வினால், இதனுடைய 'g' ன் மதிப்பு மாற்றமடைகிறது.

Program Schedule

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm - May 01, 2021

Virtual Meeting starts at 10:45 am onwards

11:00 am - 11:05 am


11:15 am - 11:55 am

Dr. T. R. Govindarajan
Retired Professor, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai

Who wanted MUON?

11:55 am - 12:40 am

Dr. Prafulla Kumar Behera
Professor, IIT Madras
The MUON g-2 experiment and new physics

12:40 pm - 01:00 pm

Question & Answer


Dr. T.R.Govindarajan

Dr. T.R.Govindarajan

Dr. T.R.Govindarajan fondly called TRG in academic circles is having more than 35 years of experience in academics and research. His area of specialization is High Energy Physics and he did research on Gravitational force. He is an Adjunct Professor in Chennai Mathematical Institute. He is also an emeritus Professor in Institute of Mathematical Sciences. He has also worked as a professor in Chennai Loyola College. He visited various high profile research institutions functioning in various part of the world that include Max Plank Institute. He has published more than 90 research papers.

Dr. Prafulla Kumar Behera

Dr. Prafulla Kumar Behera

Dr. Prafulla Kumar Behera, Professor, Department of Physics, IIT Madras. His research interest is in the field of Experimental particle physics. He is co-author of more than 1000 journal publications that includes papers on ATLAS, CMS, BABAR and BELLE experiments. Associated with INO and developing the Detector for it since 2011. He is also an active member of the CMS experiment at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland since 2014.




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