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
Conference proceedings

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

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

Bibliographic information

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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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