Double parton scattering in QCD

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Double parton scattering in QCD

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 31st October 2019
  • Speaker: Jonathan Gaunt (CERN)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, Room 4305,

Event details

Double parton scattering (DPS) is the process in which one has two hard scatterings in an individual proton-proton collision. It can compete in rate with single scattering in certain kinematic regions and/or for certain processes, reveals new information on proton structure, and becomes more important as collider energy grows. I will give a broad overview of developments in the theoretical description of double parton scattering, beginning with the most simple “pocket formula” approach, and then progressing to the recent development of a full QCD framework for DPS. I will also discuss calculation of higher order corrections in the QCD framework, as well as efforts towards implementing this framework as a parton shower.

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