Collider Cross Talk

Theoretical uncertainties on the W mass measurement

by Alessandro Vicini (Università degli Studi e INFN Milano (IT))

Thursday, 20 March 2014 from to (Europe/Zurich)
at CERN ( 4-2-011 - TH common room )
We review the main sources of theoretical uncertainty affecting the measurement of the W boson mass. We describe the role played by different classes of QCD and EW radiative corrections and the role of the proton PDFs. We discuss the status of Montecarlo generators implementing these corrections.