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

On the timelike splitting functions at NNLO and beyond

29 Mar 2012, 10:00
Wolfgang Paul Lecture Hall (University of Bonn)

Wolfgang Paul Lecture Hall

University of Bonn

Kreuzbergweg 28, 53115 Bonn, Germany,
Hadronic final states/structure functions Combined: Hadronic final states/structure functions


Andreas Vogt (University of Liverpool)


We present the third-order (NNLO) contributions to the timelike splitting functions governing the evolution of parton fragmentation functions in QCD. The hitherto missing quark-gluon and gluon-quark quantities have been derived by studying physical evolution kernels for photon- and Higgs-exchange DIS structure functions and their counterparts in semi-inclusive annihilation, together with constraints from the momentum sum rule and supersymmetric limit. A numerically tolerable uncertainty remains in the quark-gluon case which does not affect the endpoint logarithms for small and large momentum fractions x. The stability of the perturbative expansion at small x is spoiled by large double logarithms up to alpha_s^n ln^{2*n-2} x. Much more stable results are obtained when the fixed-order results are combined with the new small-x resummation up to the next-to-next-to-leading (NNL) logarithms (the derivation of which is discussed in another contribution).

Primary author

Andreas Vogt (University of Liverpool)


Andrea Almasy (University of Liverpool) Sven-Olaf Moch (DESY Zeuthen)

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