Apr 26 – 30, 2009
Palacio de Congresos de Madrid
Europe/Zurich timezone

Inclusive photoproduction of D* mesons at next-to-leading order in the General-Mass Variable-Flavor-Number Scheme

Apr 27, 2009, 9:05 AM
Room "SALA 2-B" (Palacio de Congresos de Madrid)

Room "SALA 2-B"

Palacio de Congresos de Madrid

Paseo de la Castellana, 99 28046 Madrid España


Hubert Spiesberger (Mainz)


I discuss the inclusive production of D* mesons in photon-proton collisions at DESY HERA, based on a calculation at next-to-leading order in the general-mass variable-flavor-number scheme. In this approach, MSbar subtraction is applied in such a way that large logarithmic corrections are resummed in universal parton distribution and fragmentation functions and finite mass terms are taken into account. I present detailed numerical results for a comparison with data obtained at HERA and discuss various sources of theoretical uncertainties.

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