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"Fundamental" "constants" and precision tests of the standard model

Koberinski, Adam (2021) "Fundamental" "constants" and precision tests of the standard model. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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In this paper I provide an account of precision testing in particle physics that makes a virtue of theory-ladenness in experiment. Combining recent work on the philosophy of experimentation with a broader view of science as process allows one to understand that the most precise and secure knowledge produced in a mature science cannot be achieved in a theory-independent fashion. I discuss precision tests of the muon's magnetic moment, and the use of effective field theory to repurpose precision tests for exploratory purposes.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
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Koberinski, Adamatkoberinski@uwaterloo.ca0000-0001-7605-4214
Additional Information: Presented virtually at the 2020 PSA meeting
Keywords: particle physics; precision measurement; theory construction
Subjects: General Issues > Experimentation
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Depositing User: Dr. Adam Koberinski
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2021 04:08
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2021 04:08
Item ID: 19799
Subjects: General Issues > Experimentation
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Date: 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19799

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