26-30 March 2012
University of Bonn
Europe/Berlin timezone

On the NNLO QCD corrections to deep-inelastic heavy-quark production

28 Mar 2012, 09:10
Wolfgang Paul Lecture Hall (University of Bonn)

Wolfgang Paul Lecture Hall

University of Bonn

Kreuzbergweg 28, 53115 Bonn, Germany,
Heavy flavours/structure functions Combined: Heavy flavours/structure functions


Sven-Olaf Moch (DESY, Zeuthen)


We present exact results for the heavy-quark structure functions in deep-inelastic scattering (DIS) in different kinematical regimes and to next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) in perturbative QCD. We combine the behavior near threshold, in the high-energy limit and at asymptotically large $Q2 \gg m2$ to derive approximate expressions at NNLO accuracy. The remaining theoretical uncertainties of this approximation are negligible except in a region of small-$x$ and low $Q2$ and we illustrate the improvement in precision predictions for heavy-quark DIS.

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Sven-Olaf Moch (DESY, Zeuthen)

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