Research Focus of Our Group

 Our group is actively involved in precision frontier experiments using muon as a probe to test the Standard Model of particle physics. Even though the muon was first discovered back in 1936, it is still a focus in frontier research. It plays a pivotal role in the establishment of the Standard Model of particle physics, and it is a very sensitive probe of theories beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. Under the framework of the Standard Model, the muon and the electron are sibling particles called leptons. All their properties are identical except for the mass, and why the muon exists is still a mystery. To unravel this mystery, our group members have been focusing on measuring its fundamental properties, mainly engaged in the research of high-quality muon beams, magnetic anomaly, and electric dipole moment. Our group is involved in various aspects of experimental physics, such as beam and detector simulation, detector prototyping, data reconstruction, and data analysis. Recently we have launched a muon source project utilizing the to be constructed SHINE facility and also a muography project with applications in detector R&D and underground space imaging. Always welcome young and motivated physicists to join us in Shanghai!

TDLI Muon Physics Group Culture

To enhance the education and research experience of the group members, we hold weekly journal clubs (recent papers on muon physics and related topics) and study groups (introductory textbooks for newcomers). We encourage students and postdocs to actively present their work at national and international conferences (at least twice per year). We also accept motivated undergraduate students through various undergrad research programs (PRP, Zhiyuan Scholar Program, Summer Internship, and International Programs like DAAD Worldwide RISE). Outstanding students will have the opportunity to travel to national labs worldwide (Fermilab, PSI, J-PARC) to carry out their research work.