Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Hadronic light-by-light contribution to from lattice QCD: a complete calculation
PRISMA+ Cluster of Excellence and Institut für Kernphysik, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, 55099, Mainz, Germany
2 Aix Marseille Univ, Université de Toulon, CNRS, CPT, Marseille, France
3 Theoretical Physics Department, CERN, 1211, Geneva 23, Switzerland
4 Helmholtz Institut Mainz, Staudingerweg 18, 55128, Mainz, Germany
5 GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt, Germany
Accepted: 14 July 2021
Published online: 23 July 2021
We compute the hadronic light-by-light scattering contribution to the muon from the up, down, and strange-quark sector directly using lattice QCD. Our calculation features evaluations of all possible Wick-contractions of the relevant hadronic four-point function and incorporates several different pion masses, volumes, and lattice-spacings. We obtain a value of (adding statistical and systematic errors in quadrature), which is consistent with current phenomenological estimates and a previous lattice determination. It now appears conclusive that the hadronic light-by-light contribution cannot explain the current tension between theory and experiment for the muon .
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