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SAINT Seminar

Aneesh Manohar
University of California, San Diego

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 2:00 PM

Physics/Astronomy Tower C421


"The Photon PDF"

Abstract:
The photon PDF of the proton is needed for precision comparisons of LHC cross sections with theoretical predictions. A new approach allows the photon PDF to be computed in terms of proton deep-inelastic structure functions, reducing the uncertainty over previous methods by about a factor of 40. W and Z PDFs can be computed by similar methods. The talk discusses the determination of the photon and electroweak gauge boson PDFs.

All interested graduate students and faculty are invited to attend.