18-23 March 2018
Florianopolis, Brazil
America/Sao_Paulo timezone

Precision QCD with tau decays

20 Mar 2018, 18:00
Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis, Brazil



Diogo Boito (Universidade de São Paulo)


Hadronic tau decays remain an excellent laboratory for the study of many aspects of QCD. The inclusive decays have been used as a source of precise information about $\alpha_s$ for the past 20 years. In the search for higher precision, partially triggered by the LHC, several aspects of this determination have been scrutinised in the recent past. The issues that arise are often of a fundamental nature. We will discuss problems pertaining to perturbative and non-perturbative QCD, with emphasis on renormalon singularities, scheme variations, and a novel approach to the violations of quark-hadron duality. The present status of $\alpha_s$ from tau decays and perspectives for the future will be summarised.

Primary author

Diogo Boito (Universidade de São Paulo)

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