Transverse energy-energy correlators in the Color-Glass Condensate

S@INT Seminar

Transverse energy-energy correlators (TEECs) are event-shape observables that can be used to study QCD by examining angular correlations between produced particles. As they are weighted by the transverse energy of the particle, they are infrared-safe observables that can be calculated to high accuracy. This makes TEECs a potentially useful tool in extracting the target structure in DIS and studying physics in the small-x regime where saturation effects are believed to be important. In this talk, I will present results for TEECs in back-to-back electron-hadron production in the small-x region of DIS [1]. We establish a factorization theorem given in terms of the hard function, soft function, TEEC jet function, and quark distribution. The quark distribution is written in terms of the small-x dipole amplitudes which incorporate the saturation effects. By considering both proton and nuclear targets in DIS, we demonstrate that TEECs can be a powerful tool to understand gluon saturation at the upcoming Electron-Ion Collider.

[1] Zhongbo Kang, Jani Penttala, Fanyi Zhao, Yiyu Zhou, arXiv:2311.17142 [hep-ph]

This event will take place in the INT seminar room (C-421). All interested graduate students and faculty are invited to attend.


Participants are also welcome to join via Zoom. Zoom link will be available via announcement email, or by contacting prau[at] or yfuji[at]

Jani Penttala
INT Seminar Room (C421)