Mu2e: a High-Sensitivity Search for Charged Lepton Flavor Violation

Yury Kolomensky


Mu2e experiment at Fermilab will search for violation of Lepton Flavor Conservation in the process of coherent conversion of muons to electrons in the field of a nucleus. Observation of such process would be a clear signal of new physics. Mu2e aims at an unprecedented sensitivity of 2e-17 for the relative conversion rate, which is equivalent to indirectly probing the energy scales of up to 10,000 TeV. I will discuss the history of LFV searches, design of the Mu2e apparatus, and the current status of the project.