Recent four- and five-loop results in QCD

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Recent four- and five-loop results in QCD

  • Event time: 12:30pm
  • Event date: 2nd March 2018
  • Speaker: Andreas Vogt (University of Liverpool)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, 4305

Event details

We report on recent results in perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics and its generalization to Yang-Mills theories with fermions. We discuss the present status of four-loop $(N^3LO)$ calculations of the splitting functions for the scale dependence (evolution) of the quark and gluon distributions of hadrons, in particular the flavour non-singlet quark-quark case for which the complete result has been obtained in the limit of a large number of colours. Five-loop results are presented for the beta function, i.e., the running of the coupling constant, for the hadronic decay of the Higgs boson in the heavy-top limit, and for the lowest moment(s) of the non-singlet splitting functions.

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