May 22 – 26, 2023
IJCLab, Orsay (FRANCE)
Europe/Paris timezone

TMD distributions: collinear PDFs and flavour dependence

May 23, 2023, 9:00 AM
Auditorium Joliot Curie (IJCLab, Orsay (FRANCE))

Auditorium Joliot Curie

IJCLab, Orsay (FRANCE)

15, Rue G. Clemenceau 91405 Orsay Cedex FRANCE


Ignazio Scimemi (U) Maria Pia Zurita


In global extractions of transverse momentum dependent (TMD) distributions, the TMDs match the collinear parton density functions (PDF) in the limit of small transverse distances. The use of different PDF sets is one of the sources of discrepancy among TMD sets available. In this talk we discuss the influence of the PDF choice on the determination of unpolarized TMDPDFs and the description of TMD Drell-Yan-pair and Z-boson production data. To this end we perform the fit with the same functional form for the non-perturbative components of the TMDPDFs and CS kernel, matched to different sets of collinear PDFs. We find that the PDF choice biases the extraction of TMDPDF; however this bias is alleviated once the PDF uncertainty is taken into account, and if we allow the non-perturbative TMD profile to be flavour-dependent. Taking into account these two features improve the agreement between theory and experiment, provide a more realistic uncertainty for TMD distributions than previously extracted, and should be consiedered in future global analyses

Primary author

Maria Pia Zurita


Ignazio Scimemi (U) Ignazio Scimemi (Universidad Complutense (ES))

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