QCD@LHC 2015, London

Europe/London
Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London

School of Physics and Astronomy, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
Description

Welcome to the 6th in the international series of QCD@LHC workshops which aims to bring theorists, experimentalists and phenomenologists together to understand QCD processes at the LHC.

The main conference homepage can be found here.

Registration

Please complete your registration details here using the link on the left side menu and select the registration options. The standard conference fee is £180 GBP and this will include:

  • refreshments and coffee breaks
  • sandwich and buffet lunches on all days
  • an evening drinks reception in the Senior Common Room of the college
  • the conference dinner 
  • entrance to  the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage site including the Royal Greenwich Observatory, Naval Museum and the Cutty Sark 

Please indicate on the registration form if you require a vegetarian option. If you would like to bring an accompanying guest to any of the social events then please indicate this on the form and an additional fee will be added to your total bill.

Payment

Please pay your bill using a credit card on the Queen Mary payment system where you will need to enter your details again.  

Accommodation

You must arrange your own accommodation. Several options are listed on the conference homepage, including a block booking of a limited number of rooms on campus (bed & breakfast + WiFi) which are available on a first-come first served basis.

Participants
  • Abilio De Freitas
  • Adriano Lo Presti
  • Agni Bethani
  • Albert De Roeck
  • Alessandra Baas
  • Alessandra Luca
  • Alessia Bruni
  • Alexander Glazov
  • Alexander Hasselhuhn
  • Alexander Law
  • Alexander Ochirov
  • Alison Elliot
  • Amanda Cooper-Sarkar
  • Amina Zghiche
  • Amir Rezaeian
  • Andrea Dell'Acqua
  • Andreas Morsch
  • Andreas von Manteuffel
  • Andres Ramirez Morales
  • Andrey Sapronov
  • Ansgar Denner
  • Aston Dawsmith
  • Benjamin Tannenwald
  • Bjoern Penning
  • Bo Liu
  • Chiara Rovelli
  • Christoph Borschensky
  • Claire Gwenlan
  • Daniel Britzger
  • Daniel Stump
  • Daniel Traynor
  • Darren Price
  • David Bertsche
  • David Bjergaard
  • Davison Soper
  • Elliot Leader
  • Eram Rizvi
  • Eric Laenen
  • Evelin Meoni
  • Fabrizio Margaroli
  • Frank Siegert
  • Fred Olness
  • Frederic Dreyer
  • German Sborlini
  • Gudrun Heinrich
  • Hannes Jung
  • Hans Van Haevermaet
  • Harry Cliff
  • Hector De La Torre Perez
  • Helen Brooks
  • Huasheng Shao
  • Hwi Dong Yoo
  • James Robinson
  • Jason Kamin
  • Javier Cuevas
  • Jay Lawhorn
  • Jelena Luetic
  • Joao Pires
  • Johannes Bluemlein
  • Jonas Lindert
  • Jonathan Butterworth
  • Juan Rojo Chacon
  • Jun Gao
  • Kathryn Coldham
  • Katsuya Yamauchi
  • Klaus Rabbertz
  • Konstantin Toms
  • Lauren Tompkins
  • Leszek Motyka
  • Lewis Armitage
  • Lewis Millward
  • Lorena Rothen
  • Luca Rottoli
  • Lucia Grillo
  • Lucian Harland-Lang
  • Luminita Mihaila
  • Marcella Bona
  • Marco Bonvini
  • Marco Pappagallo
  • Mark Levy
  • Mark Sutton
  • Markus Schulze
  • Massimiliano Grazzini
  • Matthew Needham
  • Miguel Arratia Munoz
  • Minjung Kim
  • Nestor Armesto Perez
  • Nicolas Greiner
  • Nigel Glover
  • Paul Newman
  • Philip Ilten
  • Remie Hanna
  • Rhorry Gauld
  • Richard Field
  • Ringaile Placakyte
  • Roberta Arcidiacono
  • Ronan Wallace
  • Ryan Lewis Hill
  • Sarah Malik
  • Sebastian Pedraza Lopez
  • Sergey Alekhin
  • Simonetta Liuti
  • Stefano Carrazza
  • Steffen Roecker
  • Tai-Hua Lin
  • Tamsin Nooney
  • Teppei Katori
  • Thomas Gehrmann
  • Thomas Morgan
  • Thomas Schoerner-Sadenius
  • Thomas Stevenson
  • Valentina Cairo
  • Wally Melnitchouk
  • Walter Giele
  • Wouter Waalewijn
  • Yacine Haddad
  • Ye Li
  • Zoltan Nagy
  • Zoltán Trócsányi
    • 09:00 10:00
      Registration Arts 2 Building Foyer

      Arts 2 Building Foyer

      Queen Mary University of London

    • 10:00 12:30
      Plenary Arts 2 Lecture Theatre

      Arts 2 Lecture Theatre

      Queen Mary University of London

      • 10:00
        Welcome 10m
        Speaker: Eram Syed Rizvi (Queen Mary, University of London)
      • 10:10
        Introduction 10m
        Speaker: Prof. Simon Gaskell (Principal QMUL)
      • 10:20
        LHC Experimental Overview and Prospects (50+10) 1h
        Speaker: Jonathan Butterworth (University College London (UK))
      • 11:20
        Theoretical Developments in Hard QCD Predictions (50+10) 1h
        Speaker: Nigel Glover (Durham University)
    • 12:30 14:00
      Lunch Mucci's

      Mucci's

      Queen Mary University of London

    • 14:00 16:00
      Plenary Arts 2 Lecture Theatre

      Arts 2 Lecture Theatre

      Queen Mary University of London

    • 16:00 16:30
      Coffee Arts 2 Building Foyer

      Arts 2 Building Foyer

      Queen Mary University of London

    • 16:30 18:30
      Hard QCD: Jets and Photons UG1 (G.O. Jones)

      UG1

      G.O. Jones

      Conveners: Evelin Meoni (Tufts University (US)) , Joao Pires (Milano Bicocca)
      • 16:30
        Measurements of jet and photon production in pp collisions with the ATLAS detector (20+10min) 30m
        Cross sections for jet and isolated photon production in pp collisions have been measured by the ATLAS collaboration at 7 and 8 TeV. Double­-differential cross sections for inclusive, di­, and tri­-jet final states are measured and compared to expectations based on next-­to­-leading order QCD calculations as well as to next­-to­-leading order Monte Carlo simulations. First LHC Run­2 results will be included if available. Cross­-sections for four­-jet production in 8 TeV pp collisions are measured differentially in a variety of kinematic variables, and are compared to a range of leading order Monce Carlo calculations as well as to state­-of­-the­-art next­-to­-leading order fixed­-order calculations. The observables studied include the momenta, masses, minimum and maximum angles between two or three jets, amongst others. Inclusive prompt photon cross sections have been measured precisely over a wide range of transverse momenta at different centre­of mass energies. These experimental results are c​ompared to next-to-leading order QCD calculations with different models of ​the parton content of the proton.
        Speakers: Hector De La Torre (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid-Unknown-Unknown) , Hector De La Torre Perez (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (ES))
      • 17:00
        Measurement of the Inclusive Isolated Prompt Photon production cross section in ppbar collisions at \sqrt{s}=1.96TeV using the full CDF dataset (20+10min) 30m
        The production of photons with large transverse energy in hadronic collisions is an important testing ground for perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics (pQCD), enabling to probe parton distribution functions (PDFs) and the parton-to-photon fragmentation functions (FFs). In addition, high-ET photons can also constitute an irreducible background for important searches such as H→γγ, or SUSY and extra-dimensions with energetic photons in the final state. We present the measurement of the cross section for the inclusive production of isolated prompt photons in ppbar collisions at the Tevatron, using the full dataset collected with the upgraded Collider Detector at Fermilab (CDF). Measurements are performed as a function of the photon transverse energy in the range 30 GeV < ET < 500 GeV and pseudorapidity region |\eta| < 1.0. The results are compared to the state-of-art calculations.
        Speakers: ALESSANDRA LUCA' (INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics) , Alessandra Luca
      • 17:30
        Numerical multi-loop calculations based on the program SecDec (15+5min) 20m
        New features of the program SecDec will be presented, which allow the numerical calculation of multi-scale loop integrals in a highly efficient way. Results for two-loop integrals with several mass scales will be shown to illustrate some applications of the program.
        Speaker: Gudrun Heinrich (Max Planck Institute for Physics)
      • 17:50
        Five-point two-loop master integrals in QCD (15+5min) 20m
        I present recent progress in the calculation of the master integrals for the five-point amplitude at two loops in QCD, which is a crucial contribution to computation of the the next-to-next-to-leading order cross section for three-jet production at the LHC. After a brief review of the differenential-equation method for evaluating Feynman integrals, I will discuss its application to compute the two-loop planar five point Feynman integrals in QCD, the determination of the boundary values and first physical applications.
        Speaker: Nicola Adriano Lo Presti (University of Zurich)
      • 18:10
        Color and Kinematic Decomposition for QCD Amplitudes (15+5min) 20m
        We work out a new color decomposition for tree amplitudes in quantum chromodynamics with flavored quarks in a reduced basis of primitive amplitudes. These primitives, with k quark-antiquark pairs and (n-2k) gluons, are taken in the (n-2)!/k! Melia basis, and are independent under the color-algebra Kleiss-Kuijf relations. This generalizes the color decomposition of Del Duca, Dixon, and Maltoni to an arbitrary number of quarks. Since the latter decomposition can be used to compute loop amplitudes, such as the two-loop amplitude with five plus-helicity gluons, the new one should also have loop-level applications. Considering the kinematic structure, we show that color-kinematics duality holds for tree amplitudes with general configurations of gluons and massive quarks. The new (massive) amplitude relations that follow from the duality can be mapped to a well-defined subset of the familiar BCJ relations for gluons. They restrict the amplitude basis further down to (n-3)!(2k-2)/k! primitives, for two or more quark lines. We give a decomposition of the full amplitude in that basis. The presented results provide strong evidence that QCD obeys the color-kinematics duality, at least at tree level.
        Speaker: Alexander Ochirov (University of Edinburgh)
    • 16:30 18:35
      Heavy Quarks LG1 (G.O. Jones)

      LG1

      G.O. Jones

      Conveners: Fred Olness (Southern Methodist University (US)) , Philip Ilten (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (US))
      • 16:30
        Heavy flavour production with the ATLAS experiment 25m
        ATLAS has a wide programme to study the production cross section and decay properties of particles with beauty, as well as charmonium and bottomonium states. This presentation will cover ATLAS results in the domain of charmonium production, including J/psi, psi(2s), chi_c and chi_b states as well as the X(3872) resonance, using full Run-1 ATLAS dataset and extending upon previous measurements in precision and kinematic reach, but we also present the first quarkonia production results at 13 TeV collisions. In addition we report an updated measurement of the inclusive D(*) meson cross-section. Results of the measurements are compared with the latest theoretical predictions from a variety of theoretical approaches.
        Speaker: David Martin Bjergaard (Duke University (US))
      • 16:55
        Quarkonia results in heavy ions from CMS 25m
        Quarkonia are important probes of the quark-gluon plasma since they are produced at early times and propagate through the medium, mapping its evolution. In this talk we present the latest results on quarkonium production in pPb and PbPb collisions from CMS. Selected results from measurements of nuclear modification factors, excited-to-ground state ratios, elliptic flow and forward-backward asymmetries will be shown for the J/psi, Psi(2S) and/or the Upsilon 1S, 2S and 3S.
        Speaker: Jason Adrian Kamin (University of Illinois at Chicago (US))
      • 17:20
        Heavy quark spectroscopy 25m
        The latest results on heavy quark spectroscopy from LHCb experiment will be reported, including the studies on excited bottom and charm mesons and charmonium-like exotic states such as X(3872).
        Speaker: Marco Pappagallo (University of Glasgow (GB))
      • 17:45
        Spectroscopy and decay properties with b-hadrons at the ATLAS experiment 25m
        We present the latest results from the ATLAS experiment on hadron decays and spectroscopy, including observation of the B_c(2S) state, production of the B_c+ meson, branching ratio measurements of B_c->J/psiD(*), extraction of fragmentation fractions fs/fd via reconstructed Bs->J/psiPhi and Bd->J/psiK* decays, and studies of the decay properties of the Lambda_b. We also present the results of searches for the Xb, the bottomonium counterpart to the X(3872) exotic charmonium state.
        Speaker: Konstantin Toms (University of New Mexico (US))
      • 18:10
        LHCb early measurements focusing on B and Charm production 25m
        Speaker: Matthew David Needham (University of Edinburgh (GB))
    • 16:30 18:30
      Multi-parton dynamics 208 (G.O. Jones)

      208

      G.O. Jones

      Conveners: James Robinson (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron Hamburg and Zeuthen (DE)) , Leszek Motyka, Nestor Armesto Perez (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (ES))
      • 16:30
        Hard Diffraction at HERA 30m
        Diffractive parton densities are derived from inclusive measurements of diffraction at HERA. Their application, interfaced to next-to-leading-orde QCD predictions, to other final states and processes allows the factorisation theorem to be tested in diffractive scattering. The H1 and ZEUS collaborations have made many measurements if different final states, wth the most recent H1 results on dijet production presented. Results are presented for different methods of reconstructing a diffractive event and for deep inelastic scattering and photoproduction. The H1 data indicate that factorisation is not held in phototproduction processes. ZEUS has recently measured prompt photon production in diffractive photoproduction for the first time. These data should provide another handle on understanding whether factorisation is held in diffraction.
        Speaker: Daniel Britzger (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron Hamburg and Zeuthen (DE))
      • 17:00
        Results on total pp cross sections, diffractive and exclusive final states from ATLAS 30m
        The ATLAS Collaboration has measured the t-­differential elastic pp cross section in a dedicated run at 7 TeV centre­of­-mass energy with the ALFA Roman Pot detector. From the extrapolation to t=0 the total cross section as well as the inelastic cross section are extracted. First LHC Run­2 results will be presented for the measurement of the inelastic pp cross­-section using minimum bias scintillators, if available. The ATLAS collaboration has carried out a study diffractive dijet production, i.e. events with a hadronic system containing at least two jets in addition to a large region of pseudorapidity devoid of hadronic activity. The data distributions are compared with Monte Carlo models and are found to be better described by diffractive dijet production The rapidity gap survival probability has also been estimated. The exclusive gamma+gamma ­> ll production cross­-section in proton-­proton collisions at a centre­-of­mass energy of 7 TeV has been carried out in the electron and muon channels. Results are found to be consistent
 theory calculations taking into account proton absorptive effects due to finite proton size.
        Speaker: Miguel Ignacio Arratia Munoz (University of Cambridge (GB))
      • 17:30
        Results on minimum bias interactions, underlying event and particle production from ATLAS 30m
        Measurements of the properties of charged particle production are presented from proton­-proton collisions at different centre­-of­-mass energies in the range of 0.9 to 13 TeV and compared to various Monte Carlo event generator models. Furthermore particle distributions sensitive to the underlying event in proton­-proton collisions have been measured and are compared to theoretical models. The production properties of mesons and baryons are presented and compared to predictions. The effects of space-­time geometry in the hadronization phase has been studied in the context of Bose­-Einstein correlations between charged particles, for determining the size and shape of the source from which particles are emitted and for interpreting of quark confinement effects. Bose­-Einstein correlation parameters are investigated in p­p collisions at 900 GeV and 7 TeV, up to very high charged­-particle multiplicities.
        Speaker: Valentina Cairo (Universita della Calabria (IT))
      • 18:00
        Associated quarkonium production at ATLAS as a new probe of QCD 30m
        We present new measurements of the associated production of quarkonium with a vector boson or an additional quarkonium state using the ATLAS Run-1 dataset. These rare processes provide new insight into QCD models of quarkonium production, but also provide new opportunities to study double parton scattering, including cross-section measurements in single and double parton scattering dominated regimes and a precise assessment of the sigma_eff parameter governing the effective spatial area of parton-parton interactions at a variety of energy scales.
        Speaker: David Edwin Bertsche (University of Oklahoma (US))
    • 16:30 18:30
      PDFs Physics Lecture Theatre (G.O.Jones)

      Physics Lecture Theatre

      G.O.Jones

      Conveners: Jun Gao (Southern Methodist University) , Lucian Harland-Lang (University College London) , Ringaile Placakyte (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron Hamburg and Zeuthen (DE))
      • 16:30
        MMHT14 PDFs: updates and outlook (20+10min) 30m
        We present the MMHT14 PDFs, an update of the previous major release in the same framework, i.e. MSTW08. We discuss the changes in both the central values and uncertainties in the PDFs due to changes in theoretical procedures and the impact of new, largely LHC data-sets. We note, however, that changes in predictions are rather small. We discuss the correlation between the PDFs and the strong coupling constant and the constraint on the latter. We also highlight plans for the future.
        Speaker: Lucian Harland-Lang (University College London)
      • 17:00
        The CT14 Global Analysis of QCD (20+10min) 30m
        The CTEQ-TEA collaboration has published their next generation global analysis of QCD, with PDFs named CT14 PDFs. The purpose of the talk is to summarize this work, and describe some methods that we use. The talk will include these topics: an overview of the CT14 PDFs; the LHC data, and other new data, that has been used in the CT14 analysis; the impact of CT14 PDFs on predictions for the LHC; parametrizations; some preliminary comments on the implications of the HERA1+2 combined data.
        Speaker: Daniel Stump (Michigan State University)
      • 17:30
        On the impact of lepton PDFs (20+10min) 30m
        We discuss the effect of the complete leading-order QED corrections to the DGLAP equations in the perturbative evolution of parton distribution functions (PDFs). This requires the extension of the purely QCD DGLAP evolution, including a PDF for the photon and, consistently, also for the charged leptons e±, μ± and τ±. We present the implementation of the QED-corrected DGLAP evolution in the presence of photon and lepton PDFs in the APFEL program and, by means of different assumptions for the initial scale PDFs, we produce for the first time PDF sets containing charged lepton distributions. We also present phenomenological studies that aim to assess the impact of the presence of lepton PDFs in the proton for some relevant processes at the LHC 13 TeV and the FCC-hh at 100 TeV.
        Speaker: Stefano Carrazza (Università degli Studi e INFN Milano (IT))
      • 18:00
        Self Organizing Maps Parameterization of Parton Distribution Functions 30m
        I will discuss the application of an alternative type of neural network, the Self-Organizing Maps (SOMs), to extract parton distribution functions from various hard scattering processes. SOMs provide a complementary algorithm to NNPDFs yielding a parametrization that is free from the bias implicit in choosing specific analytic forms. At the same time it enables us to extrapolate to kinematical regions where data are not available. I will show in particular the extraction using SOMs of the ratio d/u in the x=1 limit, including the treatment of nuclear effects.
        Speaker: Prof. liuti simonetta
    • 19:00 21:30
      Welcome Reception Senior Common Room (1st floor) (Queens' Building)

      Senior Common Room (1st floor)

      Queens' Building

    • 09:00 11:00
      Plenary Arts 2 Lecture Theatre

      Arts 2 Lecture Theatre

      Queen Mary University of London

      • 09:00
        EW corrections at high energy 40m
        Speaker: Ansgar Denner (Bayerische Julius Max. Universitaet Wuerzburg (DE))
      • 09:40
        Developments in QCD analytic resummation 40m
        Speaker: Eric Laenen (Nikhef)
      • 10:20
        QCD in Higgs and BSM 40m
        Speaker: Lauren Alexandra Tompkins (Stanford University (US))
    • 11:00 11:25
      Coffee Arts 2 Building Foyer

      Arts 2 Building Foyer

      Queen Mary University of London

    • 11:25 13:20
      Plenary Arts 2 Lecture Theatre

      Arts 2 Lecture Theatre

      Queen Mary University of London

      • 11:25
        Status of PDFs 40m
        Speaker: Sergey Alekhin
      • 12:05
        Proton structure and hard QCD at HERA 40m
        Speakers: Amanda Sarkar (University of Oxford (GB)) , Amanda Sarkar (University of Oxford (GB))
      • 12:45
        QCD at the LHeC 35m
        The LHeC is a proposed upgrade of the LHC to study ep/eA collisions in the TeV regime, by adding a 60 GeV electron beam through an Energy Recovery Linac. In this talk the project will be briefly reviewed and its current status presented. Then the possibilities for QCD studies: precision proton and nucleus PDFs with complete flavour decomposition for use in hadron colliders, per mille accuracy determination of the strong coupling constant, and determination of the existence of a novel non-linear regime of QCD at small x through both inclusive and diffractive observables in ep and eA, will be addressed.
        Speaker: Paul Richard Newman (University of Birmingham (GB))
    • 13:20 14:10
      Lunch Mucci's

      Mucci's

      Queen Mary University of London

    • 14:10 16:10
      HardQCD+PDFs: Joint session Physics Lecture Theatre (G.O.Jones)

      Physics Lecture Theatre

      G.O.Jones

      Conveners: Evelin Meoni (Tufts University (US)) , Joao Pires (Milano Bicocca) , Jun Gao (Southern Methodist University) , Lucian Harland-Lang (University College London) , Ringaile Placakyte (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron Hamburg and Zeuthen (DE))
      • 14:10
        Studies of PDF sensitivity relevant for ATLAS measurements (20+10min) 30m
        Several measurements performed by the ATLAS collaboration are either useful to constrain the proton structure or are affected by its associated uncertainties. The strange-quark density is rather poorly known at low x. Measurements of the W+c production and the inclusive W and Z differential cross sections are found to constrain the strange-quark density. Drell-Yan cross section measurements performed above and below the Z peak region have a different sensitivity to parton flavour, parton momentum fraction x and scale Q compared to measurements on the Z peak and can also be used to constrain the photon content of the proton. Measurements of the inclusive jet and photon cross sections are standard candles and can be useful to constrain the medium and high x gluon densities. Precision electroweak studies performed by ATLAS can be limited by the current knowledge on the proton structure. Among those are the measurement of the effective weak mixing angle and the mass of the W boson. Dedicated PDF studies were performed by ATLAS to evaluate the impact of PDF uncertainties in these measurements.
        Speaker: Remie Hanna (CEA/IRFU,Centre d'etude de Saclay Gif-sur-Yvette (FR))
      • 14:40
        Jet measurements, alpha_s and PDF results from CMS (20+10min) 30m
        Recent results from CMS on jet measurements as well as jet properties and jet variables are presented together with results on alpha_s extraction and PDF constraints.
        Speaker: Klaus Rabbertz (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE))
      • 15:10
        Subleading Logarithms in High Energy Jets (15+5min) 20m
        Speaker: Helen Brooks (IPPP/Durham University)
      • 15:30
        Recent developments in the fast reproduction of QCD calculations with the APPLgrid project (15+5min) 20m
        Recent developments in the fast reproduction of the results of QCD calculations using the APPLgrid project are presented. The calculation of cross-sections at Next-to-Leading order in QCD involves the integration over the final state phase space in order to cancel the infra-red divergences. For the calculation of cross sections for observables at hadron-hadron colliders this integration requires the Monte Carlo generation of a large number of event weights. These calculations typically need to be repeated if a different choice of parton densities within the proton are required or a different choice of factorisation or renormalisation scales. This makes the full calculation with many of the available parton density function error sets, and indeed the inclusion of these calculations in iterative fits to the proton parton densities, computationally prohibitive. The APPLgrid project allows the {\em a posteriori} inclusion of the parton densities in the calculation of the cross section by storing the weights from the Monte Carlo integration over the hard-subprocess phase space from the underlying QCD Calculation code in a look-up table so that the full calculation need be performed only once, after which the cross section can be recreated with any parton density set using a fast convolution over the stored weights This reduces the time required to obtain the cross section from many days, down to a few milliseconds. Detailed examples from the increasingly large portfolio of QCD calculations of physics processes interfaced to APPLgrid will be presented.
        Speaker: Mark Sutton (University of Sussex (GB))
      • 15:50
        fastNLO v2 Developments (15+5min) 20m
        The precise calculation of hadron-hadron collisions at higher orders of perturbative QCD requires a large amount of processing power. In addition, thorough analyses require that these calculations are repeated many times for different parameters. The fastNLO toolkit can be interfaced with next-to-leading order (NLO) and next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) Monte-Carlo programs to make these computations more efficient. Using multi-dimensional interpolation techniques, coefficient tables are produced that allow to quickly evaluate the cross section for different PDFs, values of alpha_s, and scale choices. This talk focuses on recent developments of the fastNLO framework, in particular on the increased flexibility with respect to scale variations and the new generators that are already interfaced.
        Speaker: Klaus Rabbertz (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE))
    • 14:10 16:10
      Heavy Quarks LG1 (G.O. Jones)

      LG1

      G.O. Jones

      Conveners: Fred Olness (Southern Methodist University (US)) , Philip Ilten (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (US))
      • 14:10
        t tbar + isolated photon production at NLO accuracy matched with parton shower 25m
        We simulate the hadroproduction of a t tbar pair in association with one or two isolated photons at the LHC using the PowHel program. The generated events are stored according to the Les-Houches event format and constitute an almost inclusive event sample (regarding the photons), so that usual experimental photon isolation can be employed. We interface those events to the PYTHIA shower Monte Carlo program, allowing for decays of massive particles, showering and hadronization, and present predictions for differential distributions at the hadron level.
        Speaker: Zoltan Laszlo Trocsanyi (University of Debrecen (HU))
      • 14:35
        On NLL soft gluon corrections to the t-tbar-Higgs boson production at the LHC 25m
        Speaker: Leszek Motyka
      • 15:00
        Top quark pair production measurements using the ATLAS detector at the LHC 25m
        Measurements of the inclusive top quark pair production cross sections in proton-proton collisions with the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider are presented. The most precise result requires opposite sign electrons and muons and uses the full data-set at a centre-of-mass energy of 7 and 8 TeV. In addition, differential measurements of the top transverse momentum and kinematic properties of the top-anti-top pair are discussed. These measurements, including results using boosted tops, probe our understanding of top pair production in the TeV regime. The results, unfolded to particle and parton level, are compared to recent Monte Carlo generators implementing LO and NLO matrix elements matched with parton showers and NLO QCD calculations. In addition, measurements of the production of top quark pairs in association with gauge bosons or jets are presented.
        Speaker: Katsuya Yamauchi (Nagoya University (JP))
      • 15:25
        Top quark pair properties using the ATLAS detector at the LHC 25m
        The latest measurements of the properties of the top quark using the ATLAS experiment are presented. The top quark mass is one of the fundamental parameters of the Standard Model. A measurement based on a multi-dimensional template fit that can constrain the uncertainties on the energy measurements of jets is presented and combined with a measurement using dilepton events. In addition, novel measurements aiming to measure the mass in a well-defined scheme are presented. The top quark pair charge asymmetry is an asymmetry predicted to occur beyond leading-order QCD in the Standard Model, and may be significantly enhanced by the presence of new physics. The ttbar production charge asymmetry is measured inclusively and differentially using the 7 and 8 TeV ATLAS datasets. Making use of the large number of top quark pairs collected, we also present measurements of the spin correlation between top and anti-top quarks and discuss their sensitivities to new physics. The large number of top quark pair events is also used to measure the jet pull between the jets from the hadronic decay of the W boson, which is an observable that is sensitive to the QCD colour flow between the jets. A search for flavour changing neutral current processes in top quark decays is also presented.
        Speaker: Mark Levy (University of Birmingham (GB))
      • 15:50
        Measurement of t-channel single top quark production in pp collisions 20m
        Measurements are presented of t-channel single top quark production in proton-proton collisions at the LHC at centre-of-mass energies of 7 and 8 !TeV, using data collected with the CMS experiment during the years 2011 and 2012. The analyses consider decay channels where the W from the top decays into electron-neutrino or muon-neutrino, and makes use of kinematic characteristics of electroweak single top production for the separation of signal from backgrounds using multivariate methods. The results are compared with the most precise standard model theory predictions. Measurements of top/antitop cross section ratio and of various differential single top quark production cross sections are also presented.
        Speaker: Steffen Rocker (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE))
    • 14:10 16:10
      Multi-parton dynamics 208 (G.O. Jones)

      208

      G.O. Jones

      Conveners: James Robinson (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron Hamburg and Zeuthen (DE)) , Leszek Motyka, Nestor Armesto Perez (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (ES))
      • 14:10
        Exclusive processes at HERA 30m
        The ratio of the exclusive electroproduction of psi(2S) and J/psi mesons has been measured at HERA. The results are sensitive to the wave functions of the vector mesons and are compared to predictions of QCD-inspired models of vector-meson production. Exclusive dijet production in diffractive deep inelastic scattering has been measured at HERA. Cross sections are presented as a function of \beta, the Bjorken variable defined with respect to the diffractive exchange and, in bins of \beta, as a function of \phi, the angle between the \gamma*--dijet plane and the \gamma*--e plane in the rest frame of the dijet final state. The results are compared to predictions from models which are based on different assumptions about the nature of the diffractive exchange. The first measurement of exclusive photoproduction of rho mesons associated with leading neutrons with the H1 detector at HERA is also presented. The data are interpreted in terms of two dominant contributions: diffractive proton dissociation channel and elastic production via virtual pion exchange. Measurements of normalised cross sections for the production of photons and neutrons at very small angles with respect to the proton beam direction in deep inelastic scattering are presented as a function of the Feynman variable xF and of the centre-of-mass energy of the virtual photon-proton system, W. Predictions of deep inelastic scattering models and of models for hadronic interactions of high energy cosmic rays are compared to the measured cross sections.
        Speaker: Alessia Bruni (Universita e INFN, Bologna (IT))
      • 14:40
        Small-x Physics at the LHeC 30m
        The Large Hadron-Electron Collider LHeC is a proposed upgrade of the LHC to study ep/eA collisions in the TeV regime, by adding a 60 GeV electron beam through an Energy Recovery Linac. In this talk we will review the possibilities for studying the small-x region in this machine, with emphasis in the potential for unravelling the existence of a novel, non-linear saturation regime of QCD through inclusive and exclusive observables in ep and eA collisions.
        Speaker: Nestor Armesto Perez (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (ES))
      • 15:10
        Di-photon and photon-hadron correlations at the LHC 30m
        I will discuss recent developments in calculation of prompt di-photon and photon-hadron production in proton-nucleus collisions within the Color-Glass-Condensate approach. I will discuss in details whether there is a ridge like structure in di-photon and photon-hadron correlations in high-multiplicity events in proton-proton and proton-nucleus collisions at the LHC. Such measurements at the LHC and future colliders provides useful complementary information about the underlying dynamics of particle production in high-multiplicity events, and help to understand the true nature of the observed ridge phenomenon in di-hadron production at the LHC.
        Speaker: Amir Rezaeian (Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria)
      • 15:40
        Data-driven approaches to pile-up treatment at the LHC 30m
        Experiments in the upcoming high-luminosity runs at the LHC face the challenges of very large pile-up. Primary techniques to deal with this are based on vertexing by trackers. Outside the detector tracking acceptances, however, lie regions of much interest for a great many aspects of the LHC physics program. Treatments of pile-up in these regions rely more strongly on Monte Carlo simulations. Here, on the other hand, one is also approaching parts of the phase space in which the tuning of the Monte Carlo event generators becomes subject to increasingly large uncertainties. In this work we explore complementary approaches to pile-up corrections, with a view to developing data-driven techniques which treat pile-up and do not spoil the physics of the signal process. We present numerical illustrations of these approaches in Drell-Yan + jets processes.
        Speaker: Hans Van Haevermaet (University of Antwerp (BE))
    • 16:10 16:30
      Coffee Arts 2 Building Foyer

      Arts 2 Building Foyer

      Queen Mary University of London

    • 16:30 18:55
      Hard QCD: Higgs - Session I UG1 (G.O. Jones)

      UG1

      G.O. Jones

      Conveners: Evelin Meoni (Tufts University (US)) , Joao Pires (Milano Bicocca) , Marcella Bona (Queen Mary University of London (UK))
      • 16:30
        Higgs measurements from CMS (20+10min) 30m
        Speakers: Amina Zghiche (CEA/IRFU,Centre d'etude de Saclay Gif-sur-Yvette (FR)) , Amina Zghiche (LAPP-CNRS-France)
      • 17:00
        Higgs measurements from ATLAS (20+10min) 30m
        Speakers: Bo Liu (Academia Sinica (TW)/Shandong University(CN)) , Bo Liu, Bo.Bo Liu (Tsinghua University (CN))
      • 17:30
        NNLO cross sections using the jettiness method (15+5min) 20m
        The calculation and phenomenology of PP->H+1 jet and PP->V+1 jet at NNLO will be presented. The calculations use the so-called jettiness subtraction which makes it easy to combine the 2-loop virtual corrections into MCFM by using the already build-in NLO PP->H+2 parton and PP->V+2 parton processes.
        Speaker: Walter Giele
      • 17:50
        Higgs + jet at NNLO QCD: Fiducial cross sections (15+5min) 20m
        I will present new results for the fully differential Higgs plus jet cross section at NNLO in perturbative QCD which include decays of the Higgs boson to electroweak vector bosons. I will review some technical details of the computation, present kinematic distributions for a realistic final state, and compare our findings with the experimental measurements.
        Speaker: Markus Christian Schulze (CERN)
      • 18:10
        Approximate N3LO: Higgs and more (15+5min) 20m
        I will describe how approximate higher order results can be obtained from known asymptotic regimes, in turn determined by all-order resummed expressions. Specifically, threshold (large-x) resummation combined with high-energy (small-x) resummation can lead to reliable determinations of inclusive N3LO cross sections such as those of Higgs, $t\bar t$ or Drell-Yan productions. The method is validated against known lower-order results, and includes an estimate of the uncertainty associated with the approximation itself.
        Speaker: Marco Bonvini (University of Oxford)
      • 18:30
        Analytic NNNLO corrections to the total Higgs production cross section in the qq'-Channel (15+5min) 20m
        The total production cross section from gluon fusion is an important ingredient in further studies of the discovered Higgs boson. I will present the analytic computation of the NNNLO QCD corrections to its total production cross section in the qq'-channel. The computation is performed using differential equations for canonical bases of master integrals, and the results are exact in the Higgs mass and the total center of mass energy.
        Speaker: Dr Alexander Hasselhuhn (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
    • 16:30 19:00
      Heavy Quarks LG1 (G.O. Jones)

      LG1

      G.O. Jones

      Conveners: Fred Olness (Southern Methodist University (US)) , Philip Ilten (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (US))
      • 16:30
        3-loop heavy flavor non-singlet contributions to different observabels 25m
        We present the 3-loop heavy flavor non-singlet contributions to different polarized and unpolarized structure functions and associated sum-rules.
        Speaker: Johannes Bluemlein (DESY)
      • 16:55
        Decay rate of the SM Higgs boson to bottom quarks at O(alpha alphas) 25m
        In this talk, we are going to report on the recent calculation of the decay rate of the SM Higgs boson to bottom quarks at O(alpha alphas) and discuss its phenomenological implications. In the second part of the talk, we would like to point out the significance of these results in constraining the possible SM extensions.
        Speaker: Luminita Mihaila
      • 17:20
        Heavy quark production asymmetries at LHCb 25m
        Last year, LHCb performed the first measurement of the angular asymmetry present in bottom-quark pair production at a hadron collider. I will compare the available data to SM predictions, and comment on the potential sensitivity of similar measurements in Run-II. In addition, I will also discuss the feasibility of charm- and top-quark pair asymmetry measurements with Run-II data.
        Speaker: Rhorry Graham Gauld
      • 17:45
        Searches for top/bottom partners and new phenomena in top/bottom quark pair signatures in CMS 25m
        This talk presents searches for new phenomena in signatures with a pair of top-quarks, a top and bottomquark, together with searches for fermionic top/bottom partners (VLQs). CMS results from Run-1 and Run-2 (if available) will be presented together with their interpretations, with a view to the reconstruction techniques used in the searches.
        Speaker: Fabrizio Margaroli (Universita e INFN, Roma I (IT))
      • 18:10
        Single Top quark production cross section and properties using the ATLAS detector at the LHC 25m
        Measurements of single top-quark production in proton proton collisions at 7 and 8 TeV are presented. In the leading order process, a W boson is exchanged in the t-channel. The single top-quark and anti-top total production cross sections, their ratio, as well as a measurement of the inclusive production cross section is presented. In addition, a measurement of the production cross section of a single top quark in association with a W boson is presented. All measurements are compared to state-of-the-art theoretical calculations and the CKM matrix element |Vtb| is determined. In addition, the s-channel production is explored and limits on exotic production in single top quark processes are discussed. This includes the search for flavor changing neutral currents and the search for additional W’ bosons or a search for monotops.
        Speaker: Sebastian Pedraza Lopez (Instituto de Fisica Corpuscular (ES))
    • 16:30 18:50
      Multi-parton dynamics 208 (G.O. Jones)

      208

      G.O. Jones

      Conveners: James Robinson (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron Hamburg and Zeuthen (DE)) , Leszek Motyka, Nestor Armesto Perez (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (ES))
      • 16:30
        Searches for resonant and non-resonant new phenomena in CMS 30m
        Many new physics scenarios beyond the Standard Model predict the presence of narrow or broad resonances decaying to a pair of quarks/gluons, charged/neutral leptons, photons and their combinations, or a multi-jet final state. Non-resonant excess in tails of mass and transverse momentum distributions is another strong indication of new physics. This talk highlights recent CMS searches on new phenomena in di-jet, multi-jet, di-lepton, photon+jet, diphoton and multi-jet final states using LHC Run 1 data. First LHC Run-2 results and/or prospects will be privileged, if available.
        Speaker: Hwi Dong Yoo (Seoul National University (KR))
      • 17:00
        Searches for resonant and non-resonant new phenomena from ATLAS 30m
        Speaker: Alison Elliot (University of Victoria (CA))
      • 17:30
        Precision calculations for squark and gluino production at threshold 30m
        In light of the recent upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), precise calculations for the production of supersymmetric particles are required to test new physics models. The all-order resummation of soft and Coulomb gluons deals with potentially large terms endangering the perturbative series and can enhance the production cross sections in certain kinematical regions. In this talk, state-of-the-art results on squark and gluino production will be presented, including the resummation of soft gluons in Mellin-moment space up to next-to-next-to-leading logarithmic accuracy and Coulomb corrections using a next-to-leading order Coulomb potential. Furthermore, the contributions from higher-order hard interactions will be considered, as well as boundstate corrections, arising from the behaviour of the Coulomb corrections below the production threshold. A particular emphasis will be placed on the production of stops, the superpartners of the heavy top quarks.
        Speaker: Mr Christoph Borschensky (WWU Münster)
      • 18:00
        Hadronization processes in neutrino interactions for oscillation physics 30m
        Next generation neutrino oscillation experiments utilize details of hadronic final states to improve the precision of neutrino interaction measurements. The hadronic system was often neglected or poorly modelled in the past, but they have significant effects on high precision neutrino oscillation and cross-section measurements. Among the physics of hadronic systems in neutrino interactions, the hadronization model controls multiplicities and kinematics of final state hadrons from the primary interaction vertex. For relatively high invariant mass events, many neutrino experiments rely on the PYTHIA program. Here, we show a possible improvement of this process in neutrino event generators, by utilizing expertise from the HERMES experiment. Finally, we estimate the impact on the systematics of hadronization models for neutrino mass hierarchy analysis using atmospheric neutrinos such as the PINGU experiment.
        Speaker: Teppei Katori (Queen Mary University of London)
    • 16:30 19:00
      PDFs Physics Lecture Theatre (G.O.Jones)

      Physics Lecture Theatre

      G.O.Jones

      Conveners: Jun Gao (Southern Methodist University) , Lucian Harland-Lang (University College London) , Ringaile Placakyte (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron Hamburg and Zeuthen (DE))
      • 16:30
        Measurements of $W$ charge asymmetry (20+10min) 30m
        We present $W$ boson and lepton charge asymmetry measurements from $W$ decays in the electron channel, with 9.7 fb$^{-1}$ of RunII data collected by the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. The electron charge asymmetry is presented as a function of the electron transverse momentum and pseudo-rapidity out to $|\eta|\leq 3.2$; we also give the $W$ charge asymmetry as a function of $W$ boson rapidity. The asymmetries are compared with next-to-leading order perturbative quantum chromodynamics calculations. These charge asymmetry measurements will allow more accurate determinations of the proton parton distribution functions.
        Speaker: Bjoern Penning (Imperial College Sci., Tech. & Med. (GB))
      • 17:00
        HERAFitter project and its related studies (20+10min) 30m
        The uncertainties of protons parton distribution functions (PDFs) play a dominant role for the precision tests of the Standard Model (SM) and they also impact substantially the theory predictions of Beyond SM high mass production. We present the HERAFitter project which provides a unique open-source software framework for the determination of the proton's PDFs and for the interpretation of the physics analyses in the context of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). We report here the highlighted results based on the HERAFitter functionalities, as well as novel studies performed by HERAFitter. The latter includes the impact of correlations between uncertainties for PDFs extracted at different perturbative QCD orders as well as the QCD analysis of the recent Drell-Yan production measurements at Tevatron. Reference of studies that the abstract covers are: 1. "HERAFitter Open Source QCD Fit Project", arXiv:1410.4412 [accepted by EPJC] 2. "Parton distribution functions at LO, NLO and NNLO with correlated uncertainties between orders", EPJC (2014) 74:3039, arXiv:1404.4234 3. "QCD analysis of W- and Z-boson production at Tevatron", arXiv:1503.05221 [submitted to EPJC]
        Speaker: Andrey Sapronov (Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research (RU))
      • 17:30
        Nuclear PDFs in eA collisions at the LHeC (20+10min) 30m
        The Large Hadron-Electron Collider LHeC is a proposed upgrade of the LHC to study ep/eA collisions in the TeV regime, by adding a 60 GeV electron beam through an Energy Recovery Linac. In this talk new results are presented on the physics prospects on energy frontier eA collisions with this machine, with emphasis new results on the precise determination of nuclear parton densities.
        Speaker: Nestor Armesto Perez (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (ES))
      • 18:00
        Proton PDFs at the LHeC (20+10min) 30m
        The LHeC is a proposed upgrade of the LHC to study ep/eA collisions in the TeV regime, by adding a 60 GeV electron beam through an Energy Recovery Linac. New evaluations are presented on the prospects for precisely determining the proton PDFs, with complete flavour unfolding in a single experiment, and the strong coupling constant with per mille accuracy.
        Speaker: Claire Gwenlan (University of Oxford (GB))
    • 09:00 11:00
      Plenary Arts 2 Lecture Theatre

      Arts 2 Lecture Theatre

      Queen Mary University of London

      • 09:00
        Heavy flavour theory developments 40m
        Speaker: Abilio De Freitas (DESY - Zeuthen)
      • 09:40
        Heavy quark production results 40m
        Speaker: Matthew David Needham (University of Edinburgh (GB))
      • 10:20
        Top quark production at the LHC 40m
        Speaker: Javier Cuevas Maestro (Universidad de Oviedo)
    • 11:00 11:30
      Coffee Arts 2 Building Foyer

      Arts 2 Building Foyer

      Queen Mary University of London

    • 11:30 13:00
      Hard QCD: Higgs - Session II UG1 (G.O. Jones)

      UG1

      G.O. Jones

      Conveners: Evelin Meoni (Tufts University (US)) , Joao Pires (Milano Bicocca) , Marcella Bona (Queen Mary University of London (UK))
      • 11:30
        Fully differential decay rate of a standard model Higgs boson into a b-quark pair at NNLO accuracy (15+5min) 20m
        We compute the fully differential decay rate of the standard model Higgs boson to a b-quark pair at NNLO accuracy. We use a general subtraction scheme developed for computing QCD jet cross sections in perturbation theory. The double real and real-virtual contributions to the second order radiative corrections, regularized by subtractions, are finite in four space-time dimensions and their contribution to the decay rate can be computed with any jet function defined in four dimensions. We also demonstrate the finiteness of the regularized double virtual correction analytically. We present the differential decay rate into b-jets as a function of the jet resolution parameter for the JADE and Durham clustering algorithms.
        Speaker: Zoltan Laszlo Trocsanyi (University of Debrecen (HU))
      • 11:50
        Fully differential VBF Higgs production at NNLO (15+5min) 20m
        In this talk, we will present the fully differential NNLO corrections to vector-boson fusion (VBF) Higgs production at hadron colliders, in the limit in which there is no cross-talk between the hadronic systems associated with the two protons. This result is achieved by combining an inclusive NNLO calculation in the structure-function approach and a suitably factorised NLO VBF Higgs plus 3-jet calculation, supplemented with appropriate Higgs plus 2-parton counterevents. An earlier calculation of the fully inclusive cross section had found small NNLO corrections, at the percent level. In contrast, we will show that the cross section after typical experimental VBF cuts and differential distributions receive large NNLO corrections.
        Speaker: Frederic Alexandre Dreyer (LPTHE & CERN)
      • 12:10
        Higgs production in gluon fusion in association with jets (15+5min) 20m
        The largest contribution of the production of a Standard Model Higgs comes from the gluon fusion mechanism. The production of a Higgs in association with jets in this production mode is an important and dominant background to the VBF case. Its precise understanding is therefore mandatory for the reliable determination of the Higgs couplings and its properties. In this talk we present a detailed phenomenological analysis of this production mode, taking up to three jets at next-to-leading order QCD accuracy into account.
        Speaker: Nicolas Greiner (DESY)
      • 12:30
        Electroweak and QCD corrections with MadGraph5_aMC@NLO: top quark pair production in association with heavy bosons (15+5min) 20m
        I will first review the status of the perturbative computations with QCD and electroweak corrections in the MadGraph5_aMC@NLO framework. Then, I will focus on its first phenomenological application to top quark pair associated production with a Higgs/Z/W boson at next-to-leading order QCD and electroweak accuracy. As a by product, I also present some preliminary results for the top quark pair production at the complete one-loop level, i.e. including $\alpha_s^n\alpha^m (n+m=3)$ corrections.
        Speaker: Huasheng Shao (CERN)
    • 11:30 13:00
      Heavy Quarks LG1 (G.O. Jones)

      LG1

      G.O. Jones

      Conveners: Fred Olness (Southern Methodist University (US)) , Philip Ilten (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (US))
    • 11:30 13:00
      PDFs Physics Lecture Theatre (G.O. Jones)

      Physics Lecture Theatre

      G.O. Jones

      Conveners: Jun Gao (Southern Methodist University) , Lucian Harland-Lang (University College London) , Ringaile Placakyte (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron Hamburg and Zeuthen (DE))
      • 11:30
        Parton Distributions for the LHC Run II (20+10min) 30m
        I will present NNPDF3.0, the first set of parton distribution functions (PDFs) determined with a methodology validated by a closure test. NNPDF3.0 uses a global dataset including HERA-II deep-inelastic inclusive cross-sections, the combined HERA charm data, jet production from ATLAS and CMS, vector boson rapidity and transverse momentum distributions from ATLAS, CMS and LHCb, W+c data from CMS and top quark pair production total cross sections from ATLAS and CMS. I will explore some of the phenomenological implications of our results for the upcoming 13 TeV Run of the LHC. Then I discuss some recent developments in the NNPDF framework, including fits with threshold resummation, fits with running masses, the addition of more recent LHC datasets, and the Hessian representation of MC sets.
        Speaker: Luca Rottoli
      • 12:00
        Reduction strategies for the combination of PDF sets (20+10min) 30m
        The current PDF4LHC recommendation to estimate uncertainties due to parton distribution functions (PDFs) in theoretical predictions for LHC processes involves the combination of separate predictions computed using PDF sets from different groups, each of which comprises a relatively large number of either Hessian eigenvectors or Monte Carlo (MC) replicas. While many fixed-order and parton shower programs allow the evaluation of PDF uncertainties for a single PDF set at no additional CPU cost, this feature is not universal, and moreover the a posteriori combination of the predictions using at least three different PDF sets is still required. In this work, we present a strategy for the statistical combination of individual PDF sets, based on the MC representation of Hessian sets, followed by a compression algorithm for the reduction of the number of MC replicas. We illustrate our strategy with the combination and compression of the recent NNPDF3.0, CT14 and MMHT14 NNLO PDF sets. The resulting Compressed Monte Carlo PDF (CMC-PDF) sets are validated at the level of parton luminosities and LHC inclusive cross-sections and differential distributions. We determine that 40 replicas provide an adequate representation of the probability distribution for the original combined PDF set, suitable for general applications to LHC phenomenology.
        Speaker: Juan Rojo Chacon (University of Oxford (GB))
      • 12:30
        New PDF4LHC recommendations for parton distribution uncertainties for the LHC run-II era (20+10min) 30m
        In 2010 the PDF discussion forum PDF4LHC provided a recommendation for parton distributions and uncertainties based on existing PDF sets from different PDF fitting groups. These recommendations have been widely used, notably in the LHC Higgs study groups, and for experimental result systematics by the experiments. PDF4LHC has worked over the past few years to re-evalute the procedures and recommendation. A new recommendation will be released which will take advantage of META-PDF and CMC-PDF techniques. This contribution will detail the new recommendation.
        Speaker: Albert De Roeck (CERN)
    • 13:00 14:00
      Lunch Mucci's

      Mucci's

      Queen Mary University of London

    • 14:00 19:00
      Excursion Maritime Greenwich World Heritage site

      Maritime Greenwich World Heritage site

    • 19:00 23:00
      Conference Dinner Queens' Building - Octogon

      Queens' Building - Octogon

      Queen Mary University of London

    • 09:00 11:00
      Plenary Arts 2 Lecture Theatre

      Arts 2 Lecture Theatre

      Queen Mary University of London

      • 09:00
        Frontiers of QCD: new insights from SCET 40m
        Speaker: Wouter Waalewijn (Nikhef / UvA)
      • 09:40
        Multiboson production at the LHC (theory) 40m
        Speaker: Andreas von Manteuffel (University of Zürich)
      • 10:20
        Multiboson production at the LHC 40m
        Speaker: Chiara Ilaria Rovelli (Universita e INFN, Roma I (IT))
    • 11:00 11:30
      Coffee Arts 2 Building Foyer

      Arts 2 Building Foyer

      Queen Mary University of London

    • 11:30 13:00
      Hard QCD: W/Z +jets UG1 (G.O. Jones)

      UG1

      G.O. Jones

      Conveners: Evelin Meoni (Tufts University (US)) , Joao Pires (Milano Bicocca)
      • 11:30
        Vector boson plus jets measurements with the ATLAS detector (20+10min) 30m
        The inclusive production of W and Z bosons as well the off­-shell Z/gamma* production are standard candles at hadron colliders. The measurement of their production cross­-sections can be compared to theory calculations at NNLO QCD and have an impact on our knowledge of the parton densities of the proton. Run­1 studies carried out by the ATLAS Collaboration are reviewed and first LHC Run­2 results will be included if available. Productions of jets in association with a W or a Z boson in proton-­proton collisions are important processes to study QCD in multi­-scale environments. The cross section, differential in several kinematics variables, have been measured with the ATLAS detector in 7 TeV proton-­proton collisions and compared to high­-order QCD calculations and Monte Carlo simulations. The ratio of (Z+jets)/(W+jets) provides a precise test of QCD due to the large cancellations of theoretical and experimental uncertainties. In addition the cross section of single W and Z boson production is measured in the boson hadronic decay channels, in the high pT region. In this measurement substructure techniques have been employed to enhance the signal sensitivity.
        Speakers: Benjamin Tannenwald (University of Kansas) , Benjamin Tannenwald (Ohio State University (US))
      • 12:00
        Automated NLO QCD+EW corrections for V+multijet production (15+5min) 20m
        Run-II of the LHC is probing the Standard Model of particle physics at unprecedented energies and precision. At such large energy scales higher-order electroweak (EW) corrections are strongly enhanced due to the presence of large Sudakov logarithms. Their inclusion in the experimental analyses will significantly enhance the sensitivity for new phenomena. In my talk I will present a fully automated implementation of next-to-leading order (NLO) EW corrections in the OpenLoops matrix-element generator combined with the Sherpa and Munich Monte Carlo frameworks. The process-independent character of the implemented algorithms opens the door to NLO QCD+EW simulations for a vast range of Standard Model processes, up to high particle multiplicity. As a first application, I will present NLO QCD+EW predictions for vector boson production in association with up to three jets.
        Speaker: Jonas Lindert
      • 12:20
        Z boson production in association with a jet at NNLO QCD (15+5min) 20m
        We will review our recent calculation of Z boson production in association with a jet up to Next-to-Next-to Leading Order (NNLO) precision in QCD, as shown in arXiv:1507.02850. This is a key process at the LHC, given its large event rate and clean signature with the Z boson decaying leptonically. We will discuss our approach using the antenna subtraction scheme and present new results of the fully inclusive Z pT distribution.
        Speaker: Thomas Morgan (IPPP Durham University)
      • 12:40
        Loop-tree duality and its application to NLO computations (15+5min) 20m
        Higher-order computations require to combine real and virtual contributions in order to cancel infrared (IR) singularities. Loop-tree duality (LTD) allows to express virtual contributions in terms of phase-space integrals, which enables to add them directly to the real radiation terms. Thus, we obtain expressions that can be integrated in four dimensions and we avoid the introduction of IR counterterms, as done in usual subtraction methods. In this talk, we describe some technical details of this novel implementation and we explain how to carry out the computation of physical observables.
        Speaker: German Sborlini (IFIC-Valencia)
    • 11:30 13:15
      Heavy Quarks LG1 (G.O. Jones)

      LG1

      G.O. Jones

      Conveners: Fred Olness (Southern Methodist University (US)) , Philip Ilten (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (US))
      • 11:30
        Measurements of heavy-flavour production in pp and p-Pb collisions with ALICE at the LHC 25m
        Heavy quarks (charm and beauty) are essential probes of the evolution of the medium created in heavy-ion collisions, because heavy-quark production in high-energy collisions occurs early compared to the formation time of the strongly-interacting partonic matter. To quantify medium effects in AA collisions, one needs to study pp collisions and p-A collisions as references. The measurements of heavy-flavour production in pp collisions can be also used to test pertubative QCD calculations of the production of heavy quarks with well controlled accuracy. Measurements in p-A collisions can be used to study cold nuclear matter effects, such as modifications to the parton densities in nuclei, kT broadening and energy loss in cold nuclear matter. In addition, heavy-flavour correlations in p-Pb collisions can be used to investigate a potential collective phenomena in such collisions. The ALICE detector is dedicated to the study of the strongly-interacting partonic medium, produced in heavy-ion collisions. Thanks to excellent tracking, vertexing and particle-identification capabilities provided by ALICE, we have been able to perform full reconstruction of hadronic D-meson decays at mid rapidity and measure electrons (muons) from semi- leptonic heavy- flavour hadron decays at mid (forward/backward) rapidity. In this talk, we present the results of heavy-flavour production in pp and p-Pb collisions, and the azimuthal correlation between heavy-flavour decay electrons and hadrons in p-Pb collisions.
        Speaker: Minjung Kim (Inha University (KR))
      • 11:55
        Higgs production in association with top quarks in CMS 25m
        In this talk searches for Higgs bosons produced in association with top quarks are presented. The searches are performed using the data collected during the first LHC run at a center-of-mass energy of 7 and 8 TeV and results are presented for different Higgs decay final states, including bbbar, tautau, WW*/ZZ* and gg, as well as their combination. The talk highlights experimental and theoretical challenges, in particular in view of the upcoming, higher energy LHC run.
        Speaker: Fabrizio Margaroli (Universita e INFN, Roma I (IT))
      • 12:20
        Recent V+charm/beauty jets measurements from DZero 25m
        The production of heavy flavour jets in association with a vector boson is a process of some importance for searches for new phenomena and precision studies of QCD, which has nonetheless proven difficult to extract and measure in detail. A large and precisely-understood dataset from $p\bar{p}$ collisions at the Tevatron, and the development of techniques at the DZero experiment to isolate the heavy flavour jets from light jets, allow for unique insight into the production of $V+b/c$-jets relevant to future studies at the LHC. We present an overview of the latest results from DZero and a summary of the key findings.
        Speaker: Darren Price (University of Manchester (GB))
    • 11:30 13:00
      PDFs Physics Lecture Theatre (G.O. Jones)

      Physics Lecture Theatre

      G.O. Jones

      Conveners: Jun Gao (Southern Methodist University) , Lucian Harland-Lang (University College London) , Ringaile Placakyte (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron Hamburg and Zeuthen (DE))
      • 11:30
        New CTEQ-Jefferson Lab (CJ15) analysis of parton distributions (20+10min) 30m
        We present the results of a new global QCD analysis of PDFs from the CTEQ-Jefferson Lab collaboration (dubbed "CJ15"), which includes several new data sets and recent theoretical developments. In particular, we study the constraints from new D0 data on *W* boson asymmetries on the *d/u* PDF ratio at large *x*, and, indirectly, on the models of nuclear corrections in the deuteron. The analysis also considers for the first time the impact of Jefferson Lab data on the free neutron/deuteron structure function ratio at large *x*, and reanalyzes the light antiquark asymmetry in the proton from Drell-Yan data using more flexible parametrizations and nuclear corrections to deuterium cross sections. The results provide a new set of baseline PDFs which can be used to more reliably calibrate the effects of future data from the LHC.
        Speaker: Wally Melnitchouk (Jefferson Lab)
      • 12:00
        Impact of heavy-flavour production cross sections measured by the LHCb experiment on parton distribution functions at low x (20+10min) 30m
        The impact of recent measurements of heavy-flavour production in deep inelastic $ep$ scattering and in $pp$ collisions on parton distribution functions is studied in a QCD analysis in the fixed-flavour number scheme at next-to-leading order. Differential cross sections of charm- and beauty-hadron production measured by LHCb are used together with inclusive and heavy-flavour production cross sections in deep inelastic scattering at HERA. The heavy-flavour data of the LHCb experiment impose additional constraints on the gluon and the sea-quark distributions at low partonic fractions x of the proton momentum, down to $x \approx 5 \times 10^{−6}$. This kinematic range is currently not covered by other experimental data in perturbative QCD fits.
        Speakers: Amanda Sarkar (University of Oxford (GB)) , Amanda Sarkar (University of Oxford (GB))
      • 12:30
        Forward charm production and the small-x gluon PDF (20+10min) 30m
        Measurements of forward heavy quark production simultaneously provides sensitivity to relatively large- and small-$x$ PDFs. I will discuss how measurements of prompt charm production (with carefully selected observables) can be used to constrain the gluon PDF for values of $x < 10^{-5}$ --- a kinematic region which is not well constrained by pre-LHC data.
        Speaker: Rhorry Gauld (IPPP Durham University)
    • 13:15 14:00
      Lunch Mucci's

      Mucci's

      Queen Mary University of London

    • 14:00 15:00
      HardQCD+PDFs: Joint session Physics Lecture Theatre (G.O. Jones)

      Physics Lecture Theatre

      G.O. Jones

      Conveners: Evelin Meoni (Tufts University (US)) , Joao Pires (Milano Bicocca) , Jun Gao (Southern Methodist University) , Lucian Harland-Lang (University College London) , Ringaile Placakyte (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron Hamburg and Zeuthen (DE))
      • 14:00
        Measurements of Drell­-Yan transverse momentum, lepton azimuthal decorrelation and angular distributions with the ATLAS detector (20+10min) 30m
        The ATLAS Collaboration has performed precision measurements of the transverse momentum of Z/gamma* bosons and their decay lepton angular decorrelation with the phi* observable. Measurements have been performed at 7 and 8 TeV in different di­lepton invariant mass and rapidity regions. These measurements are sensitive to soft resummation effects and hard jet emissions for small and large momentum transfers, respectively, probing QCD in a unique way. The ATLAS Collaboration is engaged in precision measurement of fundamental Standard Model parameters, e.g. the weak mixing angle and the complete set of coefficients that describe the angular distributions of Drell­-Yan production. A measurement of the forward-­backward asymmetry for the neutral current Drell-Yan process is presented and the results are then used to extract a measurement of the effective weak mixing angle. This measurement shows significant sensitivity to the uncertainties of the parton density functions of the proton. The angular distributions of the Drell­-Yan lepton pairs around the Z-­boson mass peak probe the underlying QCD dynamic of the Z­-boson production mechanisms. We present a measurement of the complete set of angular coefficients describing these distributions and compare to theoretical predictions highlighting different approaches of the QCD and EWK modeling.
        Speaker: Tai-Hua Lin (Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz (DE))
      • 14:30
        W/Z results from CMS (20+10min) 30m
        The production of W and Z bosons is studied in pp collisions at a center-of-mass energy of 8 TeV using data collected in the CMS experiment. W events are selected containing an isolated, energetic electron or muon. Z events are selected containing a pair of isolated, energetic electrons or muons. Data-driven methods are used to estimate reconstruction and triggering efficiencies, and well as the main backgrounds. We present recent results on W/Z production cross sections, discuss the measurements of the lepton charge asymmetry in W events, forward-backward asymmetry in the Drell-Yan process.
        Speaker: Jay Lawhorn (California Institute of Technology (US))
    • 15:00 16:00
      Hard QCD: W/Z Theory Session UG1 (G.O. Jones)

      UG1

      G.O. Jones

      Conveners: Evelin Meoni (Tufts University (US)) , Joao Pires (Milano Bicocca)
      • 15:00
        NNLOPS Simulations of Higgs and Vector Boson Production (20+10min) 30m
        I will discuss the matching of next-to-next-to-leading order QCD corrections with parton shower simulations for simple processes, via extension of the multi-scale improved NLO (MiNLO) framework.
        Speaker: Keith Hamilton (UCL)
      • 15:30
        Combining parton showers with NNLO matrix elements (20+10min) 30m
        We discuss recent developments in combining parton showers and fixed-order calculations. We focus on the UNNLOPS method for matching next-to-next-to-leading order computations to the parton shower, and we present results from Sherpa for Drell-Yan lepton-pair and Higgs-boson production at the LHC.
        Speaker: Ye Li (SLAC)
    • 15:00 16:00
      HeavyQuarks+PDFs: Joint session Physics Lecture Theatre (G.O. Jones)

      Physics Lecture Theatre

      G.O. Jones

      Conveners: Fred Olness (Southern Methodist University (US)) , Jun Gao (Southern Methodist University) , Lucian Harland-Lang (University College London) , Philip Ilten (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (US)) , Ringaile Placakyte (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron Hamburg and Zeuthen (DE))
      • 15:00
        A Variable Flavour Number Scheme with Intrinsic Charm (20+10min) 30m
        I will discuss the inclusion of an intrinsic component of the Charm PDF to the FONLL variable flavour number scheme, and the implications for a PDF fit.
        Speaker: Marco Bonvini (University of Oxford)
      • 15:30
        EW and quarkonia production studies in the forward acceptance (20+10min) 30m
        LHCb's unique forward acceptance allow for complementary measurements of production processes of electroweak bosons and quarkonia at large rapidities and low transverse momenta. A review of the latest results based on run 1 data will be presented.
        Speaker: Ronan James Wallace (University College Dublin (IE))
    • 16:00 16:30
      Coffee Arts 2 Building Foyer

      Arts 2 Building Foyer

      Queen Mary University of London

    • 16:30 18:00
      Hard QCD: Electroweak UG1 (G.O. Jones)

      UG1

      G.O. Jones

      Conveners: Evelin Meoni (Tufts University (US)) , Joao Pires (Milano Bicocca)
      • 16:30
        Recent electroweak results from ATLAS (20+10min) 30m
        ATLAS measurements of multi­-boson production processes involving combinations of W, Z and isolated photons are summarized. In processes like WW, ZZ, Zgamma or Wgamma large next­-to­-next­-to­-leading order QCD corrections were recently calculated and are confronted with integrated and differential data measurements. Furthermore a measurement of the differential cross section for the inclusive four­-lepton production as a function of the mass ranging from 80 to 1000 GeV is presented. Several distinct physics processes give rise to the production of 4-­lepton final state: the single Z resonant processes, the Higgs production at 125 GeV, as well as continuum ​ ZZ production processes with ​qq​ and gg initial states. Production processes sensitive to vector­ boson fusion and vector ­boson scattering such as electroweak production of single and double vector boson associated with two forward jets at 8 TeV pp collisions are also presented and compared to Standard Model expectations.
        Speaker: Alessandra Baas (Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg (DE))
      • 17:00
        Diboson production at NNLO (20+10min) 30m
        We consider QCD radiative corrections to vector boson pair production in hadron collisions. We report on the computation of radiative corrections to NNLO in QCD perturbation theory. We present results for Zgamma, Wgamma and ZZ production at the LHC by using the selection cuts typically applied by the LHC experiments. Our calculation consistently includes the leptonic decay of the vector-bosons with the corresponding spin-correlations, off-shell effects and singly resonant diagrams. We also present a comparison of our results to the ATLAS and CMS data.
        Speaker: Massimiliano Grazzini (Universitaet Zuerich (CH))
      • 17:30
        Automated NNLL+NLO Resummation for Jet-Veto Cross Sections (20+10min) 30m
        In electroweak-boson production processes with a jet veto, higher-order corrections are enhanced by logarithms of the veto scale over the invariant mass of the boson system. We resum these Sudakov logarithms at next-to-next-to-leading logarithmic (NNLL) accuracy and match our predictions to next-to-leading order (NLO) fixed-order results. The calculation is performed in an automated way, for arbitrary electroweak final states and in the presence of kinematic cuts on the leptons produced in the decays of the electroweak bosons. The resummation is based on a factorization theorem for the cross sections into hard functions, which encode the virtual corrections to the boson production process, and beam functions, which describe the low-p_T emissions collinear to the beams. The one-loop hard functions for arbitrary processes are calculated using the MadGraph5_aMC@NLO framework, while the beam functions are process independent. We perform the resummation for a variety of processes, in particular for W+W- pair production followed by leptonic decays of the W bosons.
        Speaker: Lorena Rothen (University of Bern)
    • 16:30 18:00
      HeavyQuarks+PDFs: Joint session Physics Lecture Theatre (G.O. Jones)

      Physics Lecture Theatre

      G.O. Jones

      Conveners: Fred Olness (Southern Methodist University (US)) , Jun Gao (Southern Methodist University) , Lucian Harland-Lang (University College London) , Philip Ilten (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (US)) , Ringaile Placakyte (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron Hamburg and Zeuthen (DE))
      • 16:30
        Measurements of heavy flavour production in association with W and Z bosons with the ATLAS detector (20+10min) 30m
        The production of heavy flavour in association with a W or Z boson represent important backgrounds to Higgs and BSM studies and are challenging to calculate in QCD. Several precision measurements were performed using pp data at 7 TeV of integrated as well as differential cross sections. Comparisons are made to a diverse set of state-­of­the­-art NLO QCD calculations, some of which are interfaced to MC generators for parton showering and hadronization. Z+b, Z+bb and W+b production probe the b­-quark production by high-­order QCD processes. Cross sections are measured differentially as a function of a diverse set of kinematic variables like the jet multiplicity, transverse momentum or rapidity of the leading b­jet or variables describing the kinematics of the di-­b­jet system. Measurement of W+c production cross section has a unique sensitivity to the strange-­quark density, which is poorly known at low x.
        Speaker: Alexander Law (University of California,Santa Cruz (US))
      • 17:00
        Vector boson production in association with jets and heavy flavor quarks from CMS (20+10min) 30m
        Accurate modeling of V+jets is important for many measurements at the LHC. W/Z+jets is for example a dominant background for precision top quark measurements. After the discovery of the Higgs boson and the beginning of the Higgs precision measurement era, accurate modeling of the background processes is essential. Many searches for physics beyond standard model also rely on precise SM measurements. Another important role of V+jets measurements is probing different aspects of QCD calculations by testing perturbative QCD in a new energy regime. In this talk recent results on vector bosons, produced with light and heavy jets at CMS, are presented.
        Speaker: Jelena Luetic (Institute Rudjer Boskovic (HR))
      • 17:30
        Jets in the forward acceptance (20+10min) 30m
        LHCb has a unique capability to separate beauty and charm jets. We present recent results on jet tagging performance, W+b,c jets and the observation of the top quark in the forward acceptance at the LHC.
        Speaker: Philip Ilten (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (US))
    • 19:00 20:00
      Large Hadron Colliding: (Physics comedy show) G.O.Jones Building - Physics Lecture Theatre

      G.O.Jones Building - Physics Lecture Theatre

      Queen Mary University of London

      The Large Hadron Colliding show puts you in charge of making science’s greatest and most exciting discoveries! Today, you are in charge, you are at the cutting edge of science and the progress of science rests in your hands!

      In this comedic and interactive jaunt you will work together, collaborate, communicate and above all else, have fun. You are the Large Hadron Collider's latest recruits and we are excited to welcome you into the fold!

      Conveners: Aidan Sean Randle-Conde (Universite Libre de Bruxelles (BE)) , Benjamin Still (Queen Mary, University of London) , Sam Gregson (University of Cambridge (GB))
    • 09:00 11:00
      Plenary Arts 2 Lecture Theatre

      Arts 2 Lecture Theatre

      Queen Mary University of London

      • 09:00
        Recent developments in QCD MCs 40m
        Speaker: Davison Soper (University of Oregon)
      • 09:40
        Overview of MC tuning to LHC data 40m
        Speaker: Frank Siegert (Technische Universitaet Dresden (DE))
      • 10:20
        QCD in Heavy Ion Collisions 40m
        Speaker: Andreas Morsch (CERN)
    • 11:00 11:30
      Coffee Arts 2 Building Foyer

      Arts 2 Building Foyer

      Queen Mary University of London

    • 11:30 13:30
      Plenary Arts 2 Lecture Theatre

      Arts 2 Lecture Theatre

      Queen Mary University of London

    • 13:30 14:30
      Lunch Mucci's

      Mucci's

      Queen Mary University of London