Neutrino Telescopes as QCD Microscopes

Apr 10, 2019, 10:45 AM
Cavallerizza Reale - Aula Magna

Cavallerizza Reale - Aula Magna

Via Verdi, 9 Turin
Parallel Session Talk WG1: Structure Functions and Parton Densities Joint WG1+WG7: Structure Functions and PDFs + Future of DIS


Dr Juan Rojo (VU Amsterdam and Nikhef)


We present state-of-the-art predictions for the ultra-high energy (UHE) neutrino-nucleus cross-sections in charged- and neutral-current scattering. The calculation is performed in the framework of collinear factorisation at NNLO, extended to include the resummation of small-x BFKL effects. Further improvements are made by accounting for the free-nucleon PDF constraints provided by D-meson data from LHCb and assessing the impact of nuclear corrections and heavy-quark mass effects. The calculations presented here should play an important role in the interpretation of future data from neutrino telescopes such as IceCube and KM3NET, and highlight the opportunities that astroparticle experiments offer to study the strong interactions.

Primary authors

Dr Juan Rojo (VU Amsterdam and Nikhef) Rhorry Gauld (ETH Zurich) Valerio Bertone (NIKHEF)

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