23-29 June 2019
Asia/Ho_Chi_Minh timezone
15th Rencontres du Vietnam

New insights on the lepton angular distributions in the Drell-Yan process and Z-boson production at the LHC

26 Jun 2019, 09:30


Quy Nhon, Vietnam
Spin Physics Session 5


Prof. Jen-Chieh Peng (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)


The lepton angular distributions of the Drell-Yan process in fixed-target experiments and the Z-boson production at colliders are investigated by an intuitive geometric approach together with perturbative QCD calculations. We show that the main features of the kinematic dependencies of the lepton angular distributions can be well understood in the geometrical approach. Implications of this approach on the rotational invariance of the angular coefficients, the behavior of the coefficients for Z plus jets events, and the angular distributions of other hard processes will be presented. This talk is based on results presented in the following papers:

Phys. Lett. B758 (2016) 384;
Phys. Rev. D 96 (2017) 054020;
Phys. Lett. B789 (2019) 356;
Phys. Rev. D 99 (2019) 014032

Primary author

Prof. Jen-Chieh Peng (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

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