© 2015 Elsevier B.V. The leading-order hadronic contribution to the muon anomalous magentic moment, aμLO,HVP can be expressed as an integral over Euclidean Q2 of the vacuum polarization function. We point out that a simple trapezoid-rule numerical integration of the current lattice data is good enough to produce a result with a less-than-1% error for the contribution from the interval above Q2≳0.1-0.2GeV2. This leaves the interval below this value of Q2 as the one to focus on in the future. In order to achieve an accurate result also in this lower window Q2⪅0.1-0.2GeV2, we indicate the usefulness of three possible tools. These are: Padé Approximants, polynomials in a conformal variable and a NNLO Chiral Perturbation Theory representation supplemented by a Q4 term. The combination of the numerical integration in the upper Q2 interval together with the use of these tools in the lower Q2 interval provides a hybrid strategy which looks promising as a means of reaching the desired goal on the lattice of a sub-percent precision in the hadronic vacuum polarization contribution to the muon anomalous magnetic moment.
|Journal||Nuclear and Particle Physics Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|