The Future of Muon Physics

Proceedings of the International Symposium on The Future of Muon Physics, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Federal Republic of Germany, 7–9 May, 1991

  • Klaus Jungmann
  • Vernon W. Hughes
  • Gisbert zu Putlitz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. K. Jungmann, V. W. Hughes, G. zu Putlitz
    Pages 1-1
  3. Lali Chatterjee
    Pages 2-2
  4. Florian Scheck
    Pages 5-12
  5. Donald R. Yennie
    Pages 13-23
  6. Lali Chatterjee
    Pages 31-34
  7. Vernon W. Hughes
    Pages 35-43
  8. G. M. Marshall, J. M. Bailey, G. A. Beer, J. L. Beveridge, J. H. Brewer, B. M. Forster et al.
    Pages 44-47
  9. L. A. Schaller
    Pages 48-58
  10. Klaus Jungmann
    Pages 59-69
  11. V. P. Chebotayev
    Pages 70-73
  12. L. Bracci, A. Vacchi, E. Zavattini
    Pages 74-79
  13. Toichiro Kinoshita
    Pages 80-87
  14. F. J. M. Farley
    Pages 88-96
  15. W. Bernreuther
    Pages 97-100
  16. B. Lee Roberts
    Pages 101-108
  17. Wulf Fetscher
    Pages 109-113
  18. M. Daum, R. Frosch, D. Herter, M. Janousch, P.-R. Kettle
    Pages 114-116
  19. Rabindra N. Mohapatra
    Pages 117-128
  20. Peter Herczeg
    Pages 129-134
  21. Hans-Kristian Walter, Klaus Jungmann
    Pages 135-142
  22. Paul A. Souder
    Pages 146-149
  23. W. Bertl, S. Ahmad, D. S. Armstrong, G. Azuelos, M. Blecher, C. Q. Chen et al.
    Pages 150-155
  24. Rüdiger Voss
    Pages 169-178
  25. Andreas Schäfer
    Pages 179-185
  26. D. Hywel White
    Pages 186-193
  27. Alfred K. Mann
    Pages 194-202
  28. M. Leon
    Pages 203-209
  29. Chandra Pillai
    Pages 223-225
  30. G. M. Marshall
    Pages 226-231
  31. G. H. Eaton
    Pages 232-239
  32. R. Abela, F. Foroughi, D. Renker
    Pages 240-242
  33. Morenzoni Elvezio
    Pages 243-249
  34. D. Hywel White
    Pages 255-257
  35. J. L. Beveridge
    Pages 258-260
  36. J. Major, A. Seeger, Th. Stammler
    Pages 269-279
  37. Hubert Schneuwly
    Pages 280-284
  38. Henry A. Thiessen, D. Hywel White
    Pages 285-288
  39. Hans-Christian Walter
    Pages 289-291
  40. J. L. Beveridge
    Pages 292-295
  41. K. Ishida, K. Nagamine
    Pages 296-300

About these proceedings


This volume comprises a collection of invited papers presented at the interna­ tional symposium "The Future of Muon Physics", May 7-9 1991, at the Ruprecht­ Karls-Universitat in Heidelberg. In the inspiring atmosphere of the Internationales Wissenschaftsforum researchers working worldwide at universities and at many inter­ national accelerator centers came together to review the present status of the field and to discuss the future directions in muon physics. The muon, charged lepton of the second generation, was first oberved some sixty years ago~ Despite many efforts since, the reason for its existence still remains a secret to the scientific community challenging both theorists and experimentalists. In modern physics the muon plays a key role in many topics of research. Atomic physics with negative muons provides excellent tests of the theory of quantum electrodynamics and of the electro-weak interaction and probes nuclear properties. The. purely leptonic hydrogen-like muonium atom allows tests of fun­ damental laws in physics and the determination of precise values for fundamental constants. New measurements of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon will probe the renormalizability of the weak interaction and will be sensitive to physics beyond the standard model. The muon decay is the most carefully studied weak process. Searches for rare decay modes of muons and for the conversion of muonium to antimuonium examine the lepton number conservation laws and new speculative theories. Nuclear muon capture addresses fundamental questions like tests of the CPT theorem.


Beschleuniger Beschleunigerphysik CERN Lepton Myonen Neutrino Particle Physics Teilchenphysik Transit accelerator physics experiment hadron measurement muons spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Jungmann
    • 1
  • Vernon W. Hughes
    • 2
  • Gisbert zu Putlitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Physikalisches InstitutUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77962-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77960-2
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