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

Status of Higher Order QCD calculations

23 Jul 2010, 16:15
Salle 242B

Salle 242B

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


Aude Gehrmann-De Ridder (ETH Zurich)


All physics reactions at the LHC are initiated by partonic processes, which are determined by QCD. To interpret potential signals and their backgrounds, one thus requires a solid understanding of the QCD dynamics, which is achieved by including higher order perturbative corrections. We review the recent progress on higher order calculations in QCD, focusing on the calculation of multi-leg processes at next-to-leading order (NLO) and on precision observables at next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO). We summarize recent results and important physics implications, and discuss technical developments for the systematic calculation of QCD corrections.

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