22-28 July 2010
Palais des Congrès de Paris
Europe/Paris timezone

Probing the theoretical description of central exclusive production

23 Jul 2010, 11:00
Salle 252B ()

Salle 252B

Parallel Session Talk 03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics 03 - Perturbative QCD, Jets and Diffractive Physics


Dr tim coughlin (university college london)


We investigate the theoretical description of the central exclusive production process. Taking Higgs production as an example, we sum logarithmically enhanced corrections appearing in the perturbation series to all orders in the strong coupling. In addition, we perform a fixed order calculation of the corrections relevant for the Sudakov factor appearing in the process. Both approaches agree with those originally presented by Khoze, Martin and Ryskin, except that the scale, µ, appearing in the Sudakov factor must be changed from µ = 0.62 sqrt(s) to µ = sqrt(s), where s is the invariant mass squared of the central system. We discuss the effects of this modification on predictions for the LHC and the Tevatron.

Primary author

Dr tim coughlin (university college london)


Prof. Jeff Forshaw (The University of Manchester)

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