The goal of Mu2e is to search for charged lepton flavor violation through the coherent conversion of a muon to an election in the field of the nucleus, μN→eN, with a single event sensitivity of 2 x 10^-17, four orders of magnitude beyond the present limit set by the Sindrum II collaboration At the proposed level of sensitivity, the Mu2e experiment would be extremely sensitivity to many new theories of physics beyond the standard model, including models of supersymmetry and models which explain the unusual structure of the neutrino mass hierarchy.
The Mu2e experiment is part of the broad new initiative in particle physics to establish cutting edge physics program at the intensity frontier which will give us new understanding into physics beyond the standard model, and will firmly place Fermilab as the leader in the next generation of high intensity and precision measurements.
Mu2e was received Stage-1 approval by Fermilab in November, 2008 and CD-0 approval in August of 2009. The Mu2e collaboration is currently working on detailed designs of the beamline and magnet systems, and on critical simulation and designs of the detector components to extend the scope and reach of the experiment.
The Virginia group is involved in the electromagnetic calorimeter and the cosmic ray veto shield. Craig Dukes serves as head of the Institutional Board and was editor of the experimental proposal. Andrew Norman serves on the background task-force, and is involved the in the software and simulation efforts.