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Title: Four-flavour leading-order hadronic contribution to the muon anomalous magnetic moment

We present a four-flavour lattice calculation of the leading-order hadronic vacuum polarisation contribution to the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon, aμ hvp, arising from quark-connected Feynman graphs. It is based on ensembles featuring N f=2+1+1 dynamical twisted mass fermions generated by the European Twisted Mass Collaboration (ETMC). Several light quark masses are used in order to yield a controlled extrapolation to the physical pion mass. We employ three lattice spacings to examine lattice artefacts and several different volumes to check for finite-size effects. Including the complete first two generations of quarks allows for a direct comparison with phenomenological determinations of a μ hvp. The final result involving an estimate of the systematic uncertainty a μ hvp=6.74 (21)(18) 10 -8 shows a good overall agreement with these computations.
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  1. Humboldt Univ. zu Berlin, Berlin (Germany)
  2. High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Tsukuba (Japan)
  3. Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Univ. of Cyprus, Nicosia (Cyprus)
  4. The Cyprus Institute, Nicosia (Cyprus)
  5. Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
JLAB-THY-13-1771; DOE/OR/23177-2695; arXiv:1308.4327
Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479; TRN: US1500450
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2014; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Springer Berlin
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Orgs:
The ETM collaboration
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; lattice; muon g-2; muon anomaly; hadronic contribution
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