Nuclear PDFs after 10 years of LHC data

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Nuclear PDFs after 10 years of LHC data

  • Event time: 2:00pm until 3:00pm
  • Event date: 27th May 2024
  • Speaker: Michael Klasen (University of Münster)
  • Location: Room 5326,

Event details

Title: Nuclear PDFs after 10 years of LHC data

Abstract: We discuss the conceptual basis, present knowledge and recent progress in
the field of global analysis of nuclear parton distribution functions
(PDFs). After introducing the theoretical foundations and methodological
approaches for the extraction of nuclear PDFs from experimental data, we
review how different measurements in fixed-target and collider experiments
provide increasingly precise constraints on various aspects of nuclear
PDFs, including shadowing, antishadowing, the EMC effect, Fermi motion,
flavor separation, deuteron binding, target-mass and other higher-twist
effects. Particular emphasis is given to measurements carried out in
proton-lead collisions at the Large Hadron Collider, which have
revolutionized the global analysis during the past decade. These
measurements include electroweak-boson, jet, light-hadron, and
heavy-flavor observables. We also outline the expected impact of the
future Electron Ion Collider and discuss the role and interplay of nuclear
PDFs with other branches of nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics.

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