Forward particle production: from trijet to NLO dijet

Apr 11, 2019, 11:25 AM
Cavallerizza Reale - Aula Multifunzione

Cavallerizza Reale - Aula Multifunzione

Via Verdi, 9 Turin
Parallel Session Talk WG2: Low-x and Diffraction WG2: Small-x and Diffraction


Dr Yair Mulian (Jyväskylä University)


Using the formalism of the light-cone wave function in perturbative QCD together with the hybrid factorization, we compute the cross-section for three (and two) particle production at forward rapidities in proton-nucleus collisions. We focus on the quark channel, in which the three produced partons -- a quark accompanied by a gluon pair, or two quarks plus one antiquark -- are all generated via two successive splittings starting with a quark that was originally collinear with the proton. The three partons are put on-shell by their scattering off the nuclear target, described as a Lorentz-contracted "shockwave". By using the three-parton component of the quark light-cone wave function, together with the loop corrections, we can then present our progress on the computation of the next-to-leading order correction to the cross-section for the production of a pair of jets.

Primary authors

Dr Yair Mulian (Jyväskylä University) Edmond Iancu (Université Paris-Saclay (FR))

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