Oct 20 – 25, 2019
Europe/Zurich timezone

Nuclear structure corrections in muonic atoms

Oct 21, 2019, 5:10 PM
WHGA/001 - Auditorium (PSI)

WHGA/001 - Auditorium


Invited Talk Session


Sonia Bacca (JGU)


The measurement of the Lamb shift in muonic hydrogen and the subsequent emergence of the proton radius puzzle have motivated an experimental campaign devoted other light muonic atoms, such as muonic deuterium and helium. For these systems nuclear structure corrections are the largest source of uncertainty and consequently the bottle-neck for exploiting the experimental precision to extract the nuclear radii. Utilizing techniques and methods developed in few-body nuclear physics, we have been able to provide the so far most precise determination of nuclear structure corrections due to a two-photon exchange diagram. I will review our recent calculations for light muonic atoms, and present an outlook for the future.

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