Professor Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Research Interests:

Muon capture and experiments

My research focuses on Muon data and experiments. In the past I have done research involving the Muon at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Fermilab and at the Paul Scherrer Institut. In addition, I am working on a new Muon to Electron Conversion experiment. This experiment is one of the flagship experiments in the future Fermilab program. It currently has CD0 level (initial) approval at the DOE and is in the process of obtaining CD1 status (funding for a full detailed engineering design).

Selected Publications:

“Detailed Report of MuLan measurement of the positive muon lifetime and determination of the Fermi constant”, V. Tishchenko et al. The MuLan Collaboration, Phys. Rev. D, 87:5, 2013

“Measurement of Muon Capture on the Proton to 1% Precision and Determination of the Pseudoscalar Coupling gp”, V. A. Andreev et al. (MuCap Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 110 (2013) 012504.

“Measurement of the Positive Muon Lifetime and Determination of the Fermi Constant to Part-per-Million Precision”, D. M. Webber et al. (MuLan Collaboration), Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 041803, 2011.

“Improved Limit on the Muon Electric Dipole Moment”, G. Bennett et al. The Muon g-2 Collaboration, Phys. Rev. D 80:052008, 2009.

“Search for Lorentz and CPT Violation Effects in Muon Spin Precession”, G. Bennett et al. The Muon g-2 Collaboration, Phys. Rev. Letters, 100:091602, 2008.

For a full list of publications, please see the attached CV.


My name is Rob Carey and I am a recovering high energy physicist. When I was younger, I worked on collider physics at the Fermilab Tevatron (CDF). For the last 22 years I’ve been working on high energy experiments at low energy (Muon g-2, MuLan). I’m the adviser to Photon, the local chapter of the Society of Physics Students.


  • Boston University Neu Family Teaching Award (2001)

Medium Energy Precision Physics. Looking to fill out a game? Will play most with little provocation soccer, football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, frisbee, 4-square, Capture the Flag, sardines. Also chess, Stratego, Risk, Crisis as needed …