July 31, 2017 to August 4, 2017
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
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PDF Flavor Determination with LHC W/Z production

Jul 31, 2017, 10:45 AM
Racetrack (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)


Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Presentation QCD QCD


Prof. Fredrick Olness (SMU)


We use nCTEQ15 nPDFs with uncertainties to identify measurements which have a potential impact on nuclear corrections and flavor differentiation. In particular, recent LHC W/Z vector boson production data in proton-lead and lead-lead collisions are quite sensitive to heavier flavors (especially the strange PDF). This complements the information from neutrino-DIS data. As the proton flavor determination is dependent on nuclear corrections (from heavy target DIS, for example), this information can also help improve proton PDFs.

Primary author

Prof. Fredrick Olness (SMU)

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