Simon Parschat
Muon Lifetime; from fundamentals to simulation
Mentor: Dr. Andrew Hamilton
How are the fundamental particles of the universe discovered? Particle physics, the field that deals with understanding the constituents of our universe. When things become so small that all the mechanics we are used to falls apart, we must find new ways to see. A complete overlap between theory and experiment is needed to interact and understand this unimaginably small world. This presentation will explore one small part, the muon particle and its possibility to decay. Exploring how particle properties govern its interactions is used to understand particle detectors, which we use to see into the world of the fundamentals.
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