Apr 16 – 20, 2018
Kobe University Convention Centre / Kobe International Conference Center
Asia/Tokyo timezone

PDF Flavor Determination and the nCTEQ15 PDFs

Apr 18, 2018, 11:50 AM


WG1: Structure Functions and Parton Densities WG1: Structure Functions and Parton Densities


Fred Olness (Southern Methodist University)


We use nCTEQ15 nPDFs with uncertainties to identify measurements which
have a potential impact on nuclear corrections and flavor
differentiation. In particular, recent LHC W/Z vector boson production
data in proton-lead and lead-lead collisions are quite sensitive to
heavier flavors (especially the strange PDF). This complements the
information from neutrino-DIS data. As the proton flavor determination
is dependent on nuclear corrections (from heavy target DIS, for
example), this information can also help improve proton PDFs.

Primary authors

Eric Godat (Southern Methodist University) Tomas Jezo (University of Zurich) Cynthia Keppel (Jefferson Lab) Karol Kovarik Aleksander Kusina (Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN) Jorge G. Morfin (Fermilab) Fred Olness (Southern Methodist University) Joseph Owens (Florida State University) Ingo Schienbein (Universite Joseph Fourier) Dr Ji-Young Yu (LPSC)

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