21-25 August 2017
University of Washington, Seattle
US/Pacific timezone

Round table discussion: Analytical vs. numerical methods for NNLO+ computations for LHC

24 Aug 2017, 14:00
1h 30m
106 (Alder Hall)

106

Alder Hall

Track 3: Computations in Theoretical Physics: Techniques and Methods Track 3: Computations in Theoretical Physics: Techniques and Methods

Speakers

Kiyoshi Kato (Kogakuin University) Stephen Jones (MPI, Munich) Takahiro Ueda (KEK) Walter Giele

Description

In recent years, we have seen an explosion of new results at the NNLO level and beyond for LHC processes. These advances have been achieved through both analytical and numerical techniques, depending on the process and the group that performed the calculation.

This panel discussion will address such as how much the minimization of computer running time is desirable and if the possibility to incorporate new results into an event generator is always important (which tends to favor analytical techniques). On the other hand, there may be relevant processes for which it is not conceivable to compute them without numerical methods.

The event will start with brief statements by each of the panel members, followed by an open discussion.

Presentation materials