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MPI@LHC 2014

Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences

Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences

Sławkowska 17, Cracow, Poland
Antoni Szczurek (Institute of Nuclear Physics) , Krzysztof Kutak (Instytut Fizyki Jadrowej Polskiej Akademii Nauk)

6th International Workshop on Multiple Partonic Interactions at the LHC


The aim of this workshop on Multiple Partonic Interactions (MPI) at the LHC is to raise the profile of  MPI studies, summarising  the  legacy from  the  phenomenology  at  previous  hadron  colliders, reviewing  the  early  results  from  the  LHC  and  fostering  contact  between  the  theoretical  and experimental communities.

MPI  are  experiencing  a  growing  popularity  and  are widely invoked to  account for  observations that  cannot  be  explained  otherwise:  the  activity  of  the  Underlying Event,  the rates for multiple heavy flavour production, the survival probability of large rapidity gaps in hard diffraction, etc. At the same time, the implementation of MPI effects in Monte Carlo generators is quickly proceeding at an increasing level of sophistication and complexity, which can have far reaching implications for LHC physics. The ultimate ambition of this workshop is to promote MPI as a unifying concept between  apparently  distinct  lines  of  research,  to  profit  from  experimental  progress  in  order  to constrain  their implementation  in  models,  and  to  evaluate  their  impact  on  the  LHC  physics program.


  • Phenomenology of MPI processes and multiparton distributions
  • Considerations for the description of MPI in QCD
  • Measuring multiple partonic interactions
  • Experimental results on inelastic hadronic collisions: underlying event, minimum bias, forward energy flow
  • Monte Carlo development and tuning
  • Connections with low x, diffraction, heavy ­ion physics and cosmic rays


The registration fee for the meeting is:

  • 150 EUR - early registration (before 31/08/2014)
  • 100 EUR - early registration for students (before 31/08/2014)
  • 200 EUR - late registration (after 1/09/2014)
  • 150 EUR - late registration for students (after 1/09/2014)

In addition, there is a possibility to join common lunch for 50 EUR/person (5 lunches).

An excursion with conference dinner is planned at Thursday afternoon. The cost is 50 EUR/person.

Fees and additional expenses (lunches and excursion) can be paid via bank transfer:

Beneficiary Address:
Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN
ul. Radzikowskiego 152
31-342 Krakow, Poland
IBAN: PL 42 1240 4722 1978 0000 4858 2254

In the transfer title the name of conference, your name and surname must be included, e.g.:

MPI 2014
John Smith
fee + 2 x dinner + lunch

Please make sure that the bank transfer costs are not drawn from the transferred funds. There is also a possibility to pay the fee in cash at the day of arrival. Please note that in that case only polish zloty currency will be accepted!

The registration cancellation is possible and:
- free of charge (before 15.10),
- 20% will be taken (after 15.10).


Polish Institutes

Opłata konferencyjna dla pracowników oraz studentów z Polski wynosi:
- 100 zł (rejestracja przed 31/08/2014),
- 200 zł (rejestracja po 1/09/2014).
Koszt wspólnych obiadów wynosi 225 zł/os., cena wycieczki to 225 zł/os..

Pieniądze prosimy wpłacać na konto numer 66 1240 4722 1111 0000 4850 1109 w banku PKO SA.

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Previous Meetings:

  • Albert Bursche
  • Albert Knutsson
  • Alexander Snigirev
  • Anastasia Grebenyuk
  • Andreas van Hameren
  • Andrzej Rybicki
  • Andrzej Siodmok
  • Andy Buckley
  • Anna Stasto
  • Antoni Szczurek
  • Arthur Marques Moraes
  • Bertrand Ducloue
  • Boris Blok
  • Carl Jeske
  • Christian Bierlich
  • Daniele Treleani
  • Deepak Kar
  • Diego Ciangottini
  • Emilia Lewandowska
  • Federico Alberto Ceccopieri
  • Gaku Mitsuka
  • Gennady Lykasov
  • Hannes Jung
  • Hans Van Haevermaet
  • Igor Cherednikov
  • Ilkka Helenius
  • Ivan BELYAEV
  • Iwona Sputowska
  • Jacek Otwinowski
  • Janusz Chwastowski
  • Jesper Roy Christiansen
  • Jonathan Gaunt
  • Juan Manuel Grados Luyando
  • Korinna Zapp
  • Krzysztof Golec-Biernat
  • Krzysztof Kutak
  • Laurent Forthomme
  • Leszek Motyka
  • Lidia Maria Gorlich
  • Livio Fano'
  • Luebbo von Lindern
  • Maciej Marek Trzebinski
  • Mariola Klusek-Gawenda
  • Mark Strikman
  • Marta Luszczak
  • Matteo Rinaldi
  • Michal Deak
  • Michal Praszalowicz
  • Mieczyslaw, Witold Krasny
  • Mirko Serino
  • Miroslav Myska
  • Oldrich Kepka
  • Orel Gueta
  • Paolo Bartalini
  • Paolo Gunnellini
  • Patrick PUZO
  • Pierre Van Mechelen
  • Piotr Kotko
  • Rafal Maciula
  • Rafał Staszewski
  • Richard (Rick) Field
  • Robert Astalos
  • Sergey Ostapchenko
  • Serguei Baranov
  • Stefano Camarda
  • Tanguy Pierog
  • Tim Martin
  • Tomasz Stebel
  • Tomasz Szumlak
  • Torbjörn Sjöstrand
  • Vojtech Pleskot
  • Wei Yang Wang
  • Wiesław Płaczek
  • Wolfgang Schaefer
  • Wouter Waalewijn
    • 08:00 09:00
      Registration 1h
    • 09:00 09:04
      Introduction 4m
      Speakers: Antoni Szczurek (Institute of Nuclear Physics) , Krzysztof Kutak (Instytut Fizyki Jadrowej Polskiej Akademii Nauk)
    • 09:04 09:12
      Welcome 8m
      Speaker: Andrzej Bialas (Jagellonian U., Cracow, Poland)
    • 09:12 09:20
      Opening 8m
      Speaker: Marek Jeżabek (IFJ PAN Cracow)
    • 09:20 11:00
      Underlying Event
      Convener: Andrzej Konrad Siodmok (CERN)
      • 09:20
        MPI in PYTHIA 25m
        MPI in PYTHIA
        Speakers: Torbjorn Sjostrand (Lund University (SE)) , Torbjorn Sjostrand (Lund University (SE))
      • 09:50
        A new Colour Reconnection model within Pythia 15m
        In this talk I will present a new model for the treatment of colours within the non-perturbative part of the Pythia event generation. This includes both a new treatment of colours in the beam remnant as well as a new model for colour reconnections. The aim of the model has been to include more of the SU(3) colour structure of QCD. The model has been implemented in Pythia 8, and comparisons to earlier models, as well as data, will be presented.
        Speaker: Jesper Roy Christiansen (L)
      • 10:10
        MPI in Sherpa 20m
        MPI in Sherpa
        Speakers: Korinna Christine Zapp (CERN) , Dr Korinna Christine Zapp (Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology, Durham University) , Korinna Christine Zapp, Korinna Zapp (Durham University) , Korinna Zapp (University of Heidelberg)
      • 10:35
        Underlying events in EPOS 3 20m
        Underlying event studies are very important for the reconstruction of all jets based high energy physics measurements. For Monte Carlo generator it is a very difficult test since it is probing the soft QCD physics in correlation with hard scale events. As a consequence it is challenging for both HEP type models like PYTHIA which are optimized to reproduce mainly hard scale processes and for event generators like EPOS which are optimized for soft scale processes (heavy ion and air shower simulations). For instance EPOS LHC could reproduce nicely the data up to a transverse momentum of a few GeV where PYTHIA was actually starting to give better results. Using the new EPOS 3 hadronic interaction model, we will show how the two approaches can be reconcile using a variable saturation scale and if the data can be correctly reproduced.
        Speaker: Dr Tanguy Pierog (KIT)
    • 11:00 11:20
      Coffee break 20m
    • 11:20 12:55
      Underlying Event
      Convener: Anastasia Grebenyuk (Universite Libre de Bruxelles (BE))
      • 11:20
        MPI in Herwig++ 20m
        MPI in Herwig++
        Speaker: Andrzej Konrad Siodmok (CERN)
      • 11:45
        Improving the forward rapidity gap description in Herwig++ 15m
        Improving the forward rapidity gap description in Herwig++
        Speaker: Miroslav Myska (Czech Technical University (CZ))
      • 12:05
        Measurement of the underlying event activity using charged particle jets in proton-proton collisions at 2.76 TeV 20m
        A measurement of the underlying event activity is performed in proton-proton collisions at sqrt(s)=2.76 GeV, using data collected by the CMS experiment at the LHC. The average multiplicity and scalar-pT sum densities of charged particles in the azimuthal region transverse to the leading charged particle jet at central pseudorapidities are studied. A steep rise of the underlying event activity is seen with increasing leading jet pT up to a few GeV/c, above which a slower rate of increase is observed. By dividing the transverse region into the minimum and maximum activity ones on each side of the leading jet, further information on the dynamic of the UE is obtained. The results are compared to predictions of several QCD-inspired models providing constraints for the tuning parameters involved in these.
        Speaker: Wei Yang Wang (National University of Singapore (SG))
      • 12:30
        Studies of the underlying event and event shapes with ATLAS 20m
        Studies of the underlying event and event shapes with ATLAS Particle distributions sensitive to the underlying event and multi-parton interactions in proton-proton collisions have been measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC at 7 TeV centre-of-mass energy. Various complementary measurements are presented, e.g. charged particle multiplicity, charged and inclusive sum transverse momentum densities and mean charged-particle transverse momentum in the regions of each event azimuthally transverse to the hardest jet or Z boson directions. Evolution of the event shape variables, such as the transverse thrust, thrust minor and transverse sphericity have been studied for minimum bias events as a function of momentum scale. In addition the high-energy pp collisions at the LHC provide unique opportunity to study particle flow and event shapes of the hadronic final state particles. When compared to the predictions of different Monte Carlo models, the data show sensitivity to the modelling of the underlying event.
        Speaker: Stefano Camarda (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE))
    • 12:55 14:30
      Lunch 1h 35m
    • 14:30 16:20
      Underlying Event
      Conveners: Deepak Kar (University of Glasgow (GB)) , Dr Deepak Kar (IKTP, TU Dresden)
      • 14:30
        Jets in multiparticle production in and beyond geometry of proton-proton collisions at the LHC 20m
        Experimental findings of CMS on properties of jets and underlying events at high multiplicities in proton-proton interactions at 7 TeV are interpreted as an indication of increasing role of central collisions with small impact parameters. We find an indication that the rates of different hard processes observed by CMS and ALICE universally depend on underlying event charged-particles multiplicity until it becomes four times more than average. It is shown that the increase of the overlap area of colliding protons is not sufficient for explanation of the rate of jet production in events with charged-particle multiplicity three times higher than average and some new mechanisms are necessary like interaction of protons in rare configurations of higher than average gluon density. Such mechanisms are not properly accounted in the present Monte Carlo event generators.
        Speaker: Mark Strikman
      • 14:55
        Measurements of forward neutron and neutral pion productions with the LHCf detector 20m
        The LHC forward (LHCf) experiment has measured neutral particles production in proton-proton and proton-lead collisions at the LHC. The main purposes of the LHCf experiment are first to measure the hadronic production cross sections of neutral particles emitted in very forward angles (pseudo-rapidity > 8.4), and then to test hadronic interaction models widely used in various cosmic-ray experiments for an air-shower simulation. In this talk, recent physics results in p-p collisions will be discussed. Especially the inclusive energy and transverse momentum spectra of neutrons and neutral pions for different rapidity ranges will be shown.
        Speaker: Gaku Mitsuka (Universita e INFN (IT))
      • 15:20
        Measurements of event shapes, particle production and their correlations with the ATLAS detector 15m
        The evolution of the event shape variables, such as the transverse thrust, thrust minor and transverse sphericity have been studied for minimum bias events as a function of momentum scale. In addition the high-energy pp collisions at the LHC provide unique opportunity to study particle flow and event shapes of the hadronic final state particles. The measurements of production properties of mesons and baryons at sqrt(s)=7 TeV using pp collision data collected with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC are presented and compared to predictions. The measurement of the differential production cross section of the φ(1020)-meson as a function of the transverse momentum and rapidity is presented. In addition the measurement of transverse polarization of Λ and Λ¯ hyperons produced in minimum bias events is presented. The polarization is measured in bins of the transverse momentum and Feynman-x variable and in the experimentally accessible phase space it is found to be consistent with zero, as predicted by the Standard Model. Bose-Einstein correlations provide a unique opportunity for detailed understanding of the space-time geometry of the hadronization region, for determining the size and shape of the source from which particles are emitted and for interpreting of quark confinement effects. The ATLAS collaboration has performed a measurement of Bose-Einstein correlations of the pairs of charged particles in p-p collisions at 900 GeV and 7 TeV up to very high charged-particle multiplicities.
        Speaker: Robert Astalos (Comenius University (SK))
      • 15:40
        UE and minimum bias tunes from CMS 15m
        We will report on recent development on underlying events and minimum bias MC tunes
        Speakers: Richard D. Field, Richard Dryden Field (University of Florida (US))
      • 16:00
        ATLAS MPI Tunes 15m
        We present the 2014 ATLAS tunes of Pythia 8, which use the most recent and complete LHC dataset, along with data from the Tevatron and LEP. Separate new tunes are made to soft inelastic collisions, and to distributions that are sensitive to shower and underlying event models. The effect of varying both leading and next-to-leading order parton distribution functions is also considered, and demonstrates that the tune output is largely insensitive to the PDF choice as long as LO and NLO PDFs are not exchanged.
        Speaker: Andy Buckley (University of Glasgow (GB))
    • 16:20 16:40
      Coffee break 20m
    • 16:40 17:45
      Double Parton Scattering
      Convener: Dr Arthur Marques Moraes (CBPF - Brazilian Center for Physics Research (BR))
      • 16:40
        Double parton scattering in W+jets 30m
        The productions of jets in association with a vector boson are important processes for understanding the effect of QCD radiation on forward and central jet activity and can be used to study the contribution of multi-particle interactions. ATLAS results are compared with predictions from Monte Carlo simulations and next-to-leading order perturbative QCD predictions corrected for non-perturbative effects, which include multiple parton interactions and hadronisation effects. The contribution of double and multiple parton scattering plays a sizable contribution to vector bosons produced in association with light and heavy flavour jets, in the region of low jet transverse momentum. An explicit study of double-parton scattering using W+dijet events is presented, along with a measurement of the effective cross section.
        Speaker: Orel Gueta (Tel Aviv University (IL))
      • 17:15
        DPS measurements with CMS 30m
        We present recent results on Double Parton Scattering (DPS) studies using data collected during Run 1 of the LHC with the CMS experiment. Double parton scattering is investigated in several final states including vector bosons and multi-jets. Measurements of observables designed to highlight the DPS contribution are shown and compared to MC predictions from models based on multiple partonic interactions (MPI) phenomenology.
        Speaker: Diego Ciangottini (Universita e INFN (IT))
    • 09:00 10:50
      MPI and small x and diffraction
      Convener: Pierre Van Mechelen (University of Antwerp (BE))
      • 09:00
        MPI in low-x QCD measurements at CMS 25m
        The interpretation of searches for BFKL and saturation phenomena at the LHC depends on a good understanding of the role of multiparton interactions (MPI), which may produce similar experimental signatures. In this talk we discuss recent measurements of integrated leading minijet cross sections in p-p collisions at 8 TeV, and of dijet azimuthal correlations at 7 TeV, performed with the CMS detector. The minijet cross sections are sensitive to the unitarity bound set by the total inelastic cross section, while the correlation measurements are used to search for BFKL effects. The results are compared to models with and without MPI, illustrating the size of the MPI contribution to different observables.
        Speaker: Albert Knutsson (University of Antwerp (BE))
      • 09:30
        Associated boson production in the forward acceptance 20m
        The forward production cross-section in pp collisions for the production of a Z boson in association with another particle or jet provides information about parton distributions inside the proton, the charm and beauty production mechanism, and double-parton scattering. We present recent results of associated production of a Z boson with a D meson, any jet, or a b-tagged jet. The total Z and W cross-sections, as well as the forward-backward asymmetry are also reported.
        Speaker: Albert Bursche (Universitaet Zuerich (CH))
      • 09:55
        Studies of azimuthal decorrelation of dijets with a jet veto with ATLAS 20m
        Measurements of di-jet systems with a veto on additional jets, probe QCD radiation effects. The two jets in each event with the highest transverse momentum are taken as the dijet system and a rapidity interval is defined as the region in rapidity between the centroids of these two jets. The fraction of dijet events without an additional jet in this rapidity interval and the mean jet multiplicity in the interval are presented as a function of the mean transverse momentum of the dijets and of the rapidity interval size. Correlations between the azimuthal angles of the dijets are studied both with and without a veto on additional jet activity in the rapidity interval between the jets. This study probes different approaches to the resummation of large logarithms when performing QCD calculations.
        Speaker: Vojtech Pleskot (Charles University (CZ))
      • 10:20
        Dijet production at HERA and tests of QCD factorisation 25m
        The exclusive production of dijets in diffractive deep inelastic lepton-proton scattering has been measured. Jets have been reconstructed in the photon-Pomeron (gamma*-IP ) centre-of-mass system frame using the exclusive k_T algorithm. The cross section for the exclusive production of dijets is given as a function of the angle between the plane defined by exchanged photon and dijet system and the plane defined by the incoming and scattered lepton momenta in the \gamma*-IP rest frame. It is compared to theoretical predictions of models based on boson-gluon fusion and two-gluon exchange processes. Dijet production with a leading proton detected in the very forward proton spectrometer are measured both in deep-inelastic scattering and in photoproduction. The DIS measurements are complemented by measurements of dijet production with an associated rapidity gap. The validity of QCD Factorisation is discussed by comparing HERA diffractive jet measurements in DIS and in photoproduction to NLO calculation. Cross section ratios are also explored in order to profit from cancellations of systematoc uncertainties.
        Speaker: Lidia Maria Gorlich (Polish Academy of Sciences (PL))
    • 10:50 11:10
      Coffee break 20m
    • 11:10 12:50
      MPI and small x and diffraction
      Convener: Wolfgang Schaefer (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN)
      • 11:10
        High-energy resummation effects in Mueller-Navelet jets production at the LHC 20m
        We study the production of two forward jets with a large interval of rapidity at hadron colliders, which was proposed by Mueller and Navelet as a possible test of the high energy dynamics of QCD, within a complete next-to-leading logarithm framework. We show that using the Brodsky-Lepage-Mackenzie procedure to fix the renormalization scale leads to a very good description of the recent CMS data at the LHC for the azimuthal correlations of the jets. We argue, based on the comparison of the lowest order non trivial corrections $\mathcal{O}(\alpha_s^3)$ to the cross section with predictions of an exact calculation, that the inclusion of next-to-leading order corrections to the jet vertex significantly reduces the importance of energy-momentum non-conservation which is inherent to the BFKL approach.
        Speaker: Mr Bertrand Ducloue
      • 11:35
        New results on Jets within High Energy Factorization 20m
        We discuss new results for forward-central and forward-forward dijet production at LHC obtained within the High Energy Factorization approach. For the first jet configuration we make a comparison with the new CMS data and discuss the importance of Sudakov-type resummation.
        Speaker: Piotr Kotko
      • 12:00
        The heavy quark impact factor and double b production separated by rapidity 20m
        We present the calculation of the finite part of the heavy quark impact factor at next-to-leading logarithmic accuracy in a form suitable for phenomenological studies at the LHC within the kT-factorization scheme. We apply our result in the calculation of the production of bb/bbbar/bbarbbar pair separated in rapidity. We compare our results with the collinear factorisation approach.
        Speaker: Dr Michal Deak (IFIC/CSIC, Valencia)
      • 12:25
        Compact expressions for off-shell amplitudes 20m
        High-energy factorization requires scattering amplitudes with off-shell external partons. These are in general more complicated to calculate than amplitudes for which all partons are on-shell. For the latter, compact expressions can be found with relatively little effort using BCFW recursion. We show that this approach can be generalized to amplitudes with off-shell gluons.
        Speaker: Andreas van Hameren (IFJ PAN)
    • 12:50 14:30
      Lunch 1h 40m
    • 14:30 15:50
      Double Parton Scattering
      Convener: Vanya Belyaev (ITEP Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (RU))
      • 14:30
        DPS and Determination of sigma_eff 30m
        We will report on recent studies done by the CMS experiment on DPS and the determination of sigma_eff
        Speaker: Paolo Gunnellini (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE))
      • 15:05
        Effects of double-parton scattering for the rapidity-distant-jet production at the LHC 20m
        We discuss production of four-jet final state in the $pp \rightarrow j j j j X$ reaction at the LHC through the mechanism of double-parton scattering (DPS) [1]. Each step of the DPS is calculated within the so-called factorized Ansatz in the LO collinear approximation. The LO pQCD calculations are shown to give a reasonably good descritption of the recent CMS and ATLAS data on inclusive jet production. Relative contribution of DPS is growing at large rapidity distance between jets. This is consistent with our experience from previous studies of double-parton scattering effects in the case of open and hidden charm production. The calculated differential cross sections as a function of rapidity distance between the most distant jets are compared with recent results of LL and NLL BFKL calculations for Mueller-Navelet (MN) jet production at $\sqrt{s} = 7$ TeV. The DPS contribution to the production of large rapidity distant jets is carefully studied also at the nominal LHC energy and in different jets transverse momenta range. The differential cross section as a function of dijet transverse momenta as well as two-dimmensional ($p^{min}_{T}\times p^{max}_{T}$)-plane correlations for the DPS mechanism are also presented. Some ideas how the DPS effects could be studied in the case of double dijet production are suggested. [1] R. Maciula and A. Szczurek, Phys. Rev. D90, 014022 (2014).
        Speaker: Antoni Szczurek (Institute of Nuclear Physics)
      • 15:30
        A Light-Front approach to double parton distribution functions within constituent quark models 20m
        Double parton correlations, not easily predictable in QCD, relevant to access the 3D structure of the proton, are encoded in the so called double parton distribution functions (dPDFs), which can be measured in principle through high energy proton-proton and proton-nucleus collisions, at, {\it e.g.}, the LHC (see Ref. [1] for general reports). In a recent paper of ours [2], the dPDFs have been evaluated within non relativistic constituent quark models (CQM) in the valence region. In this scenario double correlations between two acting particles are already described in the model without any additional prescription, at variance with what happens, for example, in independent particle models, such as the MIT bag model in its simplest version. In the CQM framework the dynamical origin of the correlations can be clarified with the possibilities of establishing which, among the addressed features, are model independent. Recent relevant results, obtained in a relativistic light-front scheme, able to overcome some drawbacks of the previous calculation, such as the so called “poor support problem”, will be presented [3]. The approach is an extension of that firstly introduced in Ref. [4], developed in Ref. [5] and then widely used. In ref. [3], correlations in transverse momentum have been addressed thanks to the exact treatment of the boosts. Moreover, thanks to the Poincar\'e covariance of the approach, the evaluated double spin correlations show the expected symmetries. The study of the QCD evolution of the model results for the valence sector, which is possible thanks to the property of good support, has been also completed. At the low values of x presently studied at the LHC the correlations become less relevant, although they are still important for the spin-dependent contributions to unpolarized proton scattering. [1] M. Diehl, D. Ostermeier and A. Schafer, JHEP 1203, 089 (2012); A. V. Manohar and W. J. Waalewijn, Phys. Rev. D 85, 114009 (2012); J. R. Gaunt and W. J. Stirling, JHEP 1003, 005 (2010). [2] M. Rinaldi, S. Scopetta and V. Vento, Phys. Rev. D 87,114021, (2013). [3] M. Rinaldi, S. Scopetta, M. Traini and V. Vento, arXiv:1409.1500 [hep-ph]. [4] P. Faccioli, M. Traini, V. Vento, Nucl. Phys. A 656, 400-420 (1999). [5] S. Boffi, B. Pasquini and M. Traini, Nucl. Phys. B 649, 243 (2003).
        Speaker: Matteo Rinaldi (Perugia University and INFN, Perugia)
    • 15:50 16:10
      Coffee break 20m
    • 16:10 17:55
      Double Parton Scattering
      Conveners: Daniele Treleani (University of Trieste) , Daniele Treleani (Universita e INFN (IT))
      • 16:10
        Glauber Gluons and Multiple Parton Interactions 20m
        Using hadronic transverse energy $E_T$ as an example, I argue that certain 'MPI sensitive' observables do not obey the standard factorisation with hard, collinear and soft functions. I show that the breakdown in this factorisation for MPI sensitive observables occurs at the level of two Glauber gluons exchanged between spectator partons, and link the diagrams containing such exchanges to events with an additional scattering (i.e. events with MPI).
        Speaker: Jonathan Gaunt (DESY)
      • 16:35
        Dissecting Soft Radiation with Factorization 20m
        An essential part of high-energy hadronic collisions is the soft hadronic activity that underlies the primary hard interaction. It can receive contributions from soft radiation from the primary hard partons, secondary multiple parton interactions (MPI), and factorization violating effects. The invariant mass spectrum of the leading jet in Z+jet and H+jet events is directly sensitive to these effects. We use a QCD factorization theorem to predict the dependence on the jet radius R, jet pT, jet rapidity, and partonic process for both the perturbative and nonperturbative components of primary soft radiation and compare these results with PYTHIA8 and HERWIG++. The perturbative soft initial state radiation has a contribution that depends on the jet area in the same way as the underlying event. This degeneracy is broken by the jet pT dependence. In addition, the size of this soft ISR contribution is proportional to the color state of the intial partons, yielding the same positive contribution for gg→Hg and gq→Zq, but a negative interference contribution for qqbar→Zg.
        Speaker: Wouter Waalewijn (Nikhef / UvA)
      • 17:00
        On the transverse structure of double parton distributions 20m
        We extend the recently proposed formalism for the QCD evolution of single-parton transverse-momentum-dependent (TMD) distributions to double parton distributions (DPS). We show, within a DPS simplied model in which no correlations are assumed at the starting scale, the effects of TMD evolution on quantities relevant for double parton scattering at higher scales.
        Speaker: Federico Alberto Ceccopieri (Université de Liège)
      • 17:25
        Electroweak boson production in double parton scattering 20m
        We study the $W^+W^-$ and $Z^0Z^0$ electroweak boson production in double parton scattering using QCD evolution equations for double parton distributions. In particular, we analyze the impact of splitting terms in the evolution equations on the double parton scattering cross sections. Unlike the standard terms, the splitting terms are not suppressed for large values of the relative momentum of two partons in the double parton scattering. Thus, they play an important role which we discuss in detail for the considered processes
        Speaker: Mrs Emilia Lewandowska (INP PAN)
    • 09:00 10:55
      MPI and small x and diffraction
      Convener: Oldrich Kepka (Acad. of Sciences of the Czech Rep. (CZ))
      • 09:00
        Report from the LHC Forward Physics Working Group 20m
        In this status report from the LPCC Forward Physics working group, studies looking towards future forward diffractive and low-x physics at the LHC will be reported. These cover a range of different beam optics, luminosity requirements and specialized forward detector simulations and will give specific focus to areas strongly affected by MPI effects. Topics covered shall include soft and hard diffractive physics, double Pomeron exchange - including CEP vector mesons, di-jet and gamma+jet and searches for anomalous quartic coupling using proton tagging.
        Speaker: Tim Martin (University of Warwick (GB))
      • 09:25
        Measurement of the total cross section of pp collisons at sqrt(s)=7 TeV from elastic scattering with the ATLAS detector 15m
        The ATLAS measurement of the total p-p cross section at the LHC at sqrt(s)= 7 TeV is presented. In a special LHC run with high betastar beam optics corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 80 inverse microbarn the elastic scattering process is measured in the range of the momentum transverse t from -t=0.0025 GeV^{2} to -t=0.38 GeV^{2} with the ALFA detector of ATLAS. From the extrapolation of the differential elastic cross section to t=0 GeV^2 using the optical theorem the total cross section sigma(pp->X) is extracted with the luminosity-dependent method. In addition the nuclear slope of the elastic t-spectrum, the total elastic and inelastic cross sections are determined.
        Speaker: Patrick Michel Puzo (Laboratoire de l'Accelerateur Lineaire (FR))
      • 09:50
        Exclusive processes at CMS 25m
        Measurements of exclusive processes with the CMS detector during Run 1 of the LHC are presented. The results can be divided in rapidity gap-based, such in diphoton and dielectron analyses, or track-based exclusivity for analyses of the dimuons and W boson pairs production. These results are presented in the perspective of future experimental and phenomenological studies of the rapidity gap survival probabilities and rescattering effects.
        Speaker: Mr Laurent Forthomme (Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL) (BE))
      • 10:20
        Exclusive hadron and multiple hadron production in the forward acceptance 20m
        An updated measurement of exclusive J/ψ, ψ(2S) vector meson production at the LHC is presented. The measured integrated and differential cross-sections are compared to several theoretical predictions. The data are sufficiently sensitive to distinguish between LO and 'NLO' predictions. The forward reach of the LHCb detector probes small values of x, and these results can be used to constrain the gluon PDF down to x=5E-6. Recent results on multiple charmonium production are also presented.
        Speaker: Dr Tomasz Szumlak (Glasgow University)
    • 10:55 11:15
      Coffee break 20m
    • 11:15 12:55
      MPI in collisions with nuclei
      Conveners: Boris Blok (Physics Department) , Prof. Paolo Bartalini (Central China Normal University CCNU (CN))
      • 11:15
        Evidence for x-dependent proton color fluctuations in pA collisions at the LHC 20m
        We argue that the pattern of violation of the Glauber picture for centrality dependence of the rate of forward jet production observed in pA collisions at the LHC provides evidence that configurations in the proton containing a parton with large x_p interact with a significantly smaller than average cross section and have smaller than average size. Implementing effects of the fluctuations of the interaction strength and using the ATLAS analysis of the dependence of the hadron production at backward rapidities on the number of wounded nucleons, we make quantitative predictions for the centrality dependence of the jet production rate as a function of the interaction strength \sigma(x_p). For x_p=0.6 we find \sigma(x_p)\sim \sigma_{tot}(pp)/2 which sheds a light on the origin of the EMC effect.
        Speaker: Mark Strikman (Pennsylvania State University (US))
      • 11:45
        Double scattering production of two $\rho^0$ mesons and four pions in~heavy ion UPCs 20m
        We will discuss a possibility to study the $\rho^0$ mesons production in ultrarelativistic ultraperipheral heavy ion collisions. We evaluate for the first time differential distributions for exclusive production of two $\rho^0(770)$ mesons (four charged pions) in the double scattering (photon-Pomeron) process [1]. The results will be compared with the contribution of two-photon mechanism discussed previously in the literature [2]. The double scattering mechanism populates large dimeson invariant masses and large rapidity distance between mesons. The resulting distributions for four pions will be presented and compared to the STAR data. Predictions for the LHC will be shown. We will discuss a possibility of identifying the double scattering mechanism at the LHC energy. The above analysis includes the smearing of $\rho^0$ mass which was presented recently by the ALICE Collaboration. [1] M. Klusek-Gawenda and A. Szczurek, Phys. Rev. **C 89** (2013) 024912, [2] M. Klusek, W. Schafer and A. Szczurek, Phys.Lett. **B 674** (2009) 92.
        Speaker: Mariola Kłusek-Gawenda (IFJ PAS)
      • 12:10
        Transverse momentum dependent gluon density at low x 20m
        We present new results on the unintegrated TMD (transverse momentum dependent) gluon density (u.g.d.) at low $x$, which is based on our previous study [1]. We match this u.g.d. at low transverse momenta $\mid k_T\mid$ and starting scale $Q_0^2 = 1-3$~GeV$^2$ to the exact solution of the BFKL equation for the u.g.d. outside of the saturation region at large $\mid k_T\mid$ obtained in [2], which includes all multiple Pomeron exchanges. Then, to extend this u.g.d at higher $Q^2$ we use the Catani-Ciafoloni-Fiorani-Marchesini (CCFM) evolution equation. The inclusion of the CCFM evolution results in a large increase of the u.g.d. magnitude at low $x$ and large $\mid k_T\mid$ above a few GeV$/$c. The application of the obtained gluon distribution to the analysis of the $ep$ deep inelastic scattering allows us to get the results, which describe reasonably well the H1 and ZEUS data on the longitudinal proton structure function $F_L(x,Q^2)$, $F_{2c}(x,Q^2$ and $F_{2b}(x,Q^2)$. In addition to this the use of new u.g.d. allows us to describe satisfactorily the LHC data on heavy meson production and especially the correlation between two B-mesons produced in $pp$ collisions. The comparison of our new TMD unintegrated gluon density to the another ones is presented. References [1] A.V.Lipatov, G.I.Lykasov, N.P.Zotov, Phys.Rev. D89 (2014) 014001; arXiv:1310.7893. [2] Yuri V. Kovchegov, Phys.Rev. D 61 (2000) 074018.
        Speaker: Prof. Gennady Lykasov (Joint Institute for Nuclear Research)
    • 12:55 14:30
      Lunch 1h 35m
    • 14:30 15:40
      Double Parton Scattering
      Conveners: Daniele Treleani (University of Trieste) , Daniele Treleani (Universita e INFN (IT))
      • 14:30
        Interparticle correlations in double J/psi production at hadron colliders 20m
        We focus on the problem of disentangling the single (SPS) and double (DPS) parton scattering modes in the production of $J/\psi$ pairs at the LHC conditions. Our analysis is based on comparing the shapes of the differential cross sections and on studying their behavior under imposing kinematic cuts. On the SPS side, we consider the leading-order $O(\alpha_s^4)$ contribution with radiative corrections (taken into account in the framework of the $k_t$-factorization approach) and the subleading $O(\alpha_s^6)$ contribution from pseudo-diffractive gluon-gluon scattering represented by one-gluon exchange and two-gluon exchange mechanisms. We come to the conclusion that disentangling the SPS and DPS modes is hardly feasible on the basis of azimuthal correlations, while the rapidity difference looks more promising, provided the acceptance of the experimental detectors has enough rapidity coverage.
        Speaker: Dr Sergey Baranov (P.N.Lebedev Institute of Physics, Moscow)
      • 14:55
        Double open charm production at the LHC within single- and double-parton scattering 20m
        We discuss production of two pairs of $c \bar c$ within a simple formalism of double-parton scattering (DPS). Surprisingly large cross sections, comparable to single-parton scattering (SPS) contribution, are predicted for LHC energies. We compare results of exact calculations of single-parton scattering (SPS) and double-parton scattering (DPS) for production of $c \bar c c \bar c$ and for $D-D$ meson-meson correlations [1,2]. Each step of DPS is calculated within $k_t$-factorization approach, i.e. effectively including next-to-leading order corrections. The SPS calculations are performed in collinear approximation with exact matrix element for $g g \to c \bar c c \bar c$ subprocess as well as with approximate matrix elements in high-energy approximation. The cross section for the exact calculation is bigger only at small invariant masses and small rapidity difference between two $c$ quarks (or two $\bar c$ antiquarks). We compare our predictions for double charm production ($DD$ meson-meson pairs) with recent results of the LHCb collaboration for azimuthal angle $\varphi_{DD}$, dimeson invariant mass $M_{DD}$ and rapidity distance between mesons $Y_{DD}$. The predicted shapes are similar to the measured ones, however, some strength seems to be lacking. Possible missing contribution within the framework of DPS mechanism is suggested. Our calculations clearly confirm the dominance of DPS in the production of events with double charm. Finally, we emphasize possible significant contribution of DPS mechanism to inclusive charmed meson spectra measured recently by ALICE, ATLAS and LHCb. [1] R. Maciula, and A. Szczurek, Phys. Rev. D87, 074039 (2013). [2] A. van Hameren, R. Maciula and A. Szczurek, Phys. Rev. D89, 094019 (2014).
        Speaker: Dr Rafal Maciula (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN)
      • 15:20
        Conventional versus single-ladder-splitting contributions to double parton scattering for gluon induced processes 20m
        We will present our recent results of the double parton distributions (dPDF) studies [1]. Both conventional and those corresponding to parton splitting dPDFs, are calculated and compared for different two-parton combinations. The conventional and splitting dPDFs have very similar shape in $x_1$ and $x_2$. We will present a first quantitative evaluation of the single-ladder-splitting contribution to double parton scattering (DPS) production of two S- or P-wave quarkonia, two Higgs bosons and $c\bar{c}c\bar{c}$. The ratio of the single-ladder-splitting to conventional contributions will be discussed as a function of centre-of-mass energy, mass of the produced system and other kinematical variables. Using a simple model for the de pendence of the conventional two-parton distribution on transverse parton separation (Gaussian and independent of $x_i$ and scales), we find that the 2v1 contribution is as big as the 2v2 contribution discussed in recent years in the literature. This means that the phenomenological analyses of $\sigma_{eff}$ including only the conventional DPS mechanism have to be revised including explicitly the single-ladder-splitting contributions discussed here. The differential distributions in rapidity and transverse momenta calculated for conventional and single-ladder-splitting DPS processes are however very similar which causes their experimental separation to be rather difficult, if not impossible. The direct consequence of the existence of the two components (conventional and splitting) is the energy and process dependence of the empirical parameter $\sigma_{eff}$. This will be illustrated for the considered processes. [1] J.R. Gaunt, R. Maciula, and A. Szczurek, Phys. Rev. D90, 054017 (2014).
        Speakers: Antoni Szczurek (Institute of Nuclear Physics) , Jonathan Gaunt (DESY)
    • 15:40 16:00
      Coffee break 20m
    • 16:00 18:10
      Double Parton Scattering
      Conveners: Jonathan Gaunt (University of Cambridge) , Jonathan Gaunt (DESY)
      • 16:00
        Interference DPDs and polarization in double ccbar (remote talk?) 20m
        We discuss limits on the double parton distributions describing interferences and correlation effects. We present results for the double ccbar cross section including spin correlations and discuss their effects in the double D0 final state.
        Speaker: Tomas Kasemets (DESY)
      • 16:25
        Towards correlations in double parton distributions (remote talk) 20m
        Using the explicit form of the solutions of evolution equations in the Mellin representation we conclude that the double parton distribution functions "forget" the initial correlation conditions (unknown a priori) at not parametrically small longitudinal momentum fractions and the correlations perturbatively calculated survive only in the limit of large enough hard scales.
        Speaker: Dr Alexander Snigirev (SINP MSU)
      • 16:50
        DPS and the Higgs signal strength at the LHC 20m
        We shall discuss the sources of an enhancement of the DPS contribution to the production of colour and flavour singlet, neutral, spin 0 final states at the LHC. Our focal point will be the Double Drell-Yan Process (DDYP) and its contribution to the Higgs boson searches irreducible background. We shall propose an experimental method to pin down the size of this contribution.
        Speaker: Mieczyslaw Krasny (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (FR))
      • 17:15
        Higgs boson as a gluon trigger: the study of QCD in high pile-up environments 15m
        In the forthcoming high-luminosity phase of the LHC many of the most interesting measurements for precision QCD studies are hampered by large pile-up conditions, especially at not very high transverse momenta. However, with the recently discovered Higgs boson, which couples in the heavy top limit directly to gluons, we have access to a novel production process to probe QCD by a colour-singlet current. In this study we investigate observables in Higgs boson and Drell-Yan production, and test if they can yield results that are stable in high pile-up environments, and are sensitive to (small-pT) QCD physics in gluon fusion processes. We present results of Monte Carlo event generator calculations for a few specific examples.
        Speaker: Hans Van Haevermaet (University of Antwerp (BE))
      • 17:35
        Latest Higgs Physics Results from the ATLAS Experiment 30m
        The latest Higgs Results from the ATLAS Experiment will be presented, covering measurements of properties of the discovered Higgs particle and searches for new scalar particles beyond the Standard Model.
        Speaker: Carl Jeske (University of Warwick)
    • 09:00 11:00
      MPI and small x and diffraction
      Conveners: Anna Stasto, Anna Stasto (Penn State) , Anna Stasto (Pennsylvania State University (US))
      • 09:00
        On multiple scattering effects in J/psi hadroproduction 20m
        We consider a contribution to J/psi hadroproduction in which the meson production is mediated by three initial state gluons. This is a higher twist contribution, but the power suppression is partially compensated by a small-x enhancement in gluon densities. The three-gluon contribution to J/psi hadroproduction is calculated within perturbative QCD in the k_T factorization framework, and it is found to provide a significant correction to the standard leading twist cross-section at the energies of the Tevatron or the LHC. The results are given as differential p_T-dependent cross-sections for J/psi polarization components.
        Speaker: Leszek Motyka
      • 09:25
        Kinematic corrections to Quarkonia production in the NRQCD approach 20m
        This note represents an attempt to explicitly estimate the effect of final state gluon radiation on the experimental observables. We stress that the energy of the emitted gluons is bounded from below, because the emission of soft colored quanta is prohibited by confinement. The simulation is organized as follows. First, we generate the production of a color-octet $c\bar{c}$ state in a usual perturbative way, but with a mass value slightly higher than the nominal J/psi mass. After that we generate a two-body decay $c\bar{c}[8]\to J/\psi + X$. We do not specify the nature of the state $X$, since the only property of importance is its mass $m_X$. The message of this note is that one should not take the momentum of the intermediate colored state as literally the momentum of the final $J/\psi$. We find that the kinematic effect is nearly insensitive to the mass of the emitted quantum $m_X$ and is only sensitive to the mass difference between the octet state and $m_\psi$. Numerically, the corrections amount to as much as +$30\%$ to -$50\%$ and, if taken into account, may have dramatic influence on the extracted values of the color-octet matrix elements when fitting the data.
        Speaker: Serguei Baranov (Russian Academy of Sciences (RU))
      • 10:15
        Three-Dimensional Parton Densities in the Small-X Regime: Theoretical Aspects of Evolution and Factorization 25m
        We address some unresolved issues in the field-theoretic description of the three-dimensional intrinsic structure of the nucleon accessible in the current and planned high-energy experiments. The emphasis is placed on the comparative analysis of the BFKL-, CCFM- and DGLAP-type resummation approaches and corresponding evolution equations for unintegrated and transverse-momentum dependent parton distributions.
        Speaker: Igor Cherednikov (University of Antwerp)
    • 11:00 11:20
      Coffee break 20m
    • 11:20 12:40
      MPI in collisions with nuclei
      Conveners: Boris Blok (Physics Department) , Prof. Paolo Bartalini (Central China Normal University CCNU (CN))
      • 11:20
        Double parton interactions in $\gamma p, \gamma A$ collisions in the direct photon kinematic 20m
        We derive expressions for the the differential distributions and total cross section of double- parton interaction in direct photon interaction with proton and nuclei. We demonstrate that in this case cross section is more directly related to the nucleon generalized parton distribution than in the case of couple parton interactions in the proton - proton collisions. We focus on production of two dijets each containing charm (anticharm) quarks and carring $x_1,x_2>0.4$ fractions of the photon momentum. Numerical results are presented for the case of ultraperipheral AA and pA collisions at LHC and $\gamma p$ collisions at HERA. We find that p - Pb and Pb- Pb collisions at the LHC should produce a significant number of double parton interactions -- $\sim 6\cdot 10^4$ for Pb-Pb, and $\sim 6.6\cdot 10^3$ for p--Pb collisions for jet cut off $p_t>5$ GeV, making it feasible to use these processes for model independent determination of two parton GPDs in nucleon and in nuclei. The LeHC for $\sqrt{s}=1300$ GeV the rate is $2\cdot 10^8$ events for the luminosity $10^34$ cm$^{-2}s^{-1}$ and time scale of $10^6$ s for the same transverse cutoff.
        Speaker: Dr Boris Blok (Technion)
      • 11:50
        DPS cross sections in proton-nucleus and nucleus-nucleus collisions 20m
        Simple generic expressions to calculate DPS cross sections in p-A and A-A collisions, as a function of the corresponding single-parton cross sections, are presented. Expected event rates for J/psi+J/psi, J/psi+Upsilon, J/psi+W, J/psi+Z, Upsilon+Upsilon, Upsilon+W, Upsilon+Z, and same sign W+W production in their (di)leptonic decay modes, after typical acceptance and efficiency losses, are given for p-Pb an Pb-Pb collisions at the LHC.
        Speakers: Alexandre Snigirev (M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University (RU)) , David d'Enterria (CERN)
      • 12:20
        Transverse momentum spectra of light-flavor hadrons measured with ALICE in pp, p--Pb and Pb--Pb collisions at the LHC 20m
        The transverse momentum spectra ($p_{{\rm T}}$) of light-flavor hadrons measured with ALICE in pp, p--Pb and Pb--Pb collisions at the LHC will be presented. Distributions in $p_{{\rm T}}$ and mean $p_{{\rm T}}$ as a function of particle multiplicity and/or collision centrality will be shown in the broad kinematical range, which varies depending on hadron species. Details of multiplicity and centrality selection, with emphasis on possible biases on the $p_{{\rm T}}$ spectra, will be provided. The obtained results in pp, p--Pb and Pb--Pb collisions will be compared, and will be confronted with theoretical models.
        Speaker: Jacek Tomasz Otwinowski (Polish Academy of Sciences (PL))
    • 12:40 13:20
      Discussion (DPS and UE) 40m
      Speaker: Hannes Jung (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE))
    • 13:20 13:30
      Excursion - Informations 10m
      Speaker: Maciej Marek Trzebinski (Polish Academy of Sciences (PL))
    • 13:30 15:00
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 15:30 23:30
      Excursion and conference dinner 1d 8h
    • 09:00 10:50
      MPI and small x and diffraction
      Convener: Oldrich Kepka (Acad. of Sciences of the Czech Rep. (CZ))
      • 09:00
        Kinematical constraint and the CCFM equation 20m
        The importance of application of the kinematical constraint on the evolution of unintegrated parton density functions in the BFKL formalism was studied in recent publications. In this talk we focus on the role of the kinematical constraint in the CCFM equation. We compare numerical results obtained by solving different versions of the CCFM equation in regards of the way how the kinematical constraint was applied.
        Speaker: Dr Michal Deak (IFIC/CSIC, Valencia)
      • 09:25
        Forward Drell-Yan cross-section beyond single scattering approximation 20m
        We present twist expansion of differential cross-sections of forward Drell-Yan (DY) process at high energies. The expansion of all invariant DY form-factors is performed assuming GBW saturation model, and the saturation scale plays the role of the hadronic scale of OPE. It is shown that the Lam-Tung relation is satisfied at twist 2 and broken at twist 4. The results open the way for a forthcoming analysis of multiple scattering and higher twist effects in DY process at the LHC.
        Speaker: Tomasz Stebel (J)
      • 10:15
        Measurements of event shapes, particle production and their correlations with the ATLAS detector 20m
        The evolution of the event shape variables, such as the transverse thrust, thrust minor and transverse sphericity have been studied for minimum bias events as a function of momentum scale. In addition the high-energy pp collisions at the LHC provide unique opportunity to study particle flow and event shapes of the hadronic final state particles. The measurements of production properties of mesons and baryons at sqrt(s)=7 TeV using pp collision data collected with the ATLAS experiment at the LHC are presented and compared to predictions. The measurement of the differential production cross section of the φ(1020)-meson as a function of the transverse momentum and rapidity is presented. In addition the measurement of transverse polarization of Λ and Λ¯ hyperons produced in minimum bias events is presented. The polarization is measured in bins of the transverse momentum and Feynman-x variable and in the experimentally accessible phase space it is found to be consistent with zero, as predicted by the Standard Model. Bose-Einstein correlations provide a unique opportunity for detailed understanding of the space-time geometry of the hadronization region, for determining the size and shape of the source from which particles are emitted and for interpreting of quark confinement effects. The ATLAS collaboration has performed a measurement of Bose-Einstein correlations of the pairs of charged particles in p-p collisions at 900 GeV and 7 TeV up to very high charged-particle multiplicities.
        Speaker: Robert Astalos (Comenius University (SK))
    • 10:50 11:10
      Coffee break 20m
    • 11:10 12:35
      MPI in collisions with nuclei
      Conveners: Boris Blok (Physics Department) , Prof. Paolo Bartalini (Central China Normal University CCNU (CN))
      • 11:10
        Manifestations of soft multiparton interactions 20m
        I'll discuss a phenomenological treatment of soft multiparton interactions in the framework of the Gribov's Reggeon Field Theory. Relations of the soft MPIs to various characteristics of proton-proton and proton-nucleus collisions will be analysed. Finally an impact of soft MPIs on characteristics of cosmic ray induced extensive air showers will be investigated.
        Speakers: Sergey Ostapchenko (Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU)) , Dr Sergey Ostapchenko (University of Karlsruhe)
      • 11:40
        Rope hadronization 20m
        The Lund string model has provided a solid framework for hadronization since the LEP era. In the busy environment of pp minimum bias events at LHC, or heavy ion collisions, strings will overlap, and corrections from interference effects will have large effects on the hadro-chemistry of events. We present a model for rope hadronisation, and its implementation in the DIPSY event generator, which corrects the ordinary Lund string model hadronization for interference effects. The inclusion of rope effects is seen to greatly improve the description of baryon/meson ratios and strange content in pp as well as AA collisions.
        Speaker: Mr Christian Bierlich (Lund University (SE))
      • 12:10
        Constraints for small-x gluon nPDFs from p+Pb collisions at the LHC 20m
        The gluon nuclear parton distribution functions (nPDFs) at small x are not well constrained in the present global analyses as the currently available data are mainly sensitive to the quark PDFs. At the moment the most promising source for further constraints is the proton-lead collisions at the LHC. In a recent publication we have quantified which x regions are probed with inclusive pion and direct photon production at different rapidities using NLO perturbative QCD. We found that the direct photons carry more sensitivity to small-x partons than the pions at the same rapidity and by imposing an isolation cut for the direct photons this sensitivity can be further increased. The prediction for the rapidity dependence of the nuclear modification factor for isolated photons is presented together with its uncertainties using EPS09 nPDF set. We consider also the yield asymmetry between forward and backward rapidities which could be used in global analyses if there are no accurate p+p baseline available.
        Speaker: Mr Ilkka Helenius (Lund University)
    • 12:35 13:20
      Discussion (small-x and collisions with nuclei) 45m
      Speaker: Hannes Jung (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DE))
    • 13:20 13:30
      Closing 10m
      Speakers: Antoni Szczurek (Institute of Nuclear Physics) , Krzysztof Kutak (Instytut Fizyki Jadrowej Polskiej Akademii Nauk)
    • 13:30 15:00
      Lunch 1h 30m