The Advanced Research Workshop on QeD Hard Hadronic Processes was held on 8-13 October 1987 at Hotel on the Cay, St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands. The underlying theme of the workshop, the first in a series, was an examination, both theoretical and experimental, of the state of understanding of Quantum Chromodynamics. Because of the pervasiveness of the strong interactions in all aspects of high energy physics, QCD is central to many problems in elementary particle physics. Therefore, this workshop was organized to provide a forum in which the theory Quantum Chromodynamics cou 1 d be confronted with experi ment. The workshop was organ i zed in four sessions, each of which concentrated on a major experimental arena in which a hard QCD process can be measured experimentally. A fifth session was rlevoted to global issues which effect all QCD processes. Each session began with a survey of the theoretical developments in the particular area and concluded with a round table which discussed the various information presented in the course of the discussions. A session of the workshop was devoted to the direct production of high transverse momentum photons in hadronic interactions. Data from several experiments, either completed or in progress at CERN (NA3, NA24, WA70, UA6, CCOR, R806, AFS, RllO, UA1 and UA2), were di scussed and the prospects for two new upcomi ng experi ments from Fermil ab (E-705, E-706) were presented.
This book discusses recent developments in both the theoretical and the experimental aspects of QCD. Its main goal is to establish precise predictions of the Standard Model in order to find clues to the discovery of New Physics. Contents: Top Quark Physics:Threshold Resummation of Soft Gluons in Hadronic Reactions — A Introduction (E L Berger)Recent Results from CDF (K Takikawa)Top Quark Physics: Overview (S Parke)Complete Description of Polarization Effects in Top Quark Decays Including Higher Order QCD Corrections (B Lampe)Top Pair Production in e+e- and γγ Processes (N Hori et al.)Structure Functions I:Highlights of Physics at HERA (A De Roeck)Some Aspects of the BFKL Evolution (H-N Li)Structure Functions II:New Result from SMC on gρ1 (Y Miyachi)Studies of the Nucleon Spin Structure by HERMES (T-A Shibata)Recent Developments in Perturbative QCD: Q2 Evolution of Chiral-Odd Distributions h1(x,Q2) and hL(x,Q2) (Y Koike)The Small x Behavior of g1 in the Resummed Approach (Y Kiyo et al.)Jet Physics:QCD Results from LEP1 and LEP2 (S Kluth)Twenty Years of Jet Physics: Old and New (L Trentadue)Multi-Parton Loop Amplitudes and Next-to-Leading Order Jet Cross-Sections (Z Bern et al.)Heavy Meson:PQCD Analysis of Inclusive Heavy Hadrons Decays (H-L Yu)Strong Coupling Constant from Lattice QCD (T Onogi)Heavy-Light Decay Constant from Lattice NRQCD (N Yamada)Concluding Remarks Readership: Graduate students in high energy physics. Keywords:
This book focuses on the physics of exclusive processes at high momentum transfer and their description in terms of generalized parton distributions, perturbative QCD, and relativistic quark models. It covers recent developments in the field, both theoretical and experimental.
This book provides an up-to-date, self-contained account of deep inelastic scattering in high-energy physics, intended for graduate students and physicists new to the subject. It covers the classic results which led to the quark-parton model of hadrons and the establishment of quantum chromodynamics as the theory of the strong nuclear force, in addition to new vistas in the subject opened up by the electron-proton collider HERA. The extraction of parton momentum distribution functions, a key input for physics at hadron colliders such as the Tevatron at Fermi Lab and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, is described in detail. The challenges of the HERA data at 'low x' are described and possible explanations in terms of gluon dynamics and other models outlined. Other chapters cover: jet production at large momentum transfer and the determination of the strong coupling constant, electroweak interactions at very high momentum transfers, the extension of deep inelastic techniques to include hadronic probes, a summary of fully polarised inelastic scattering and the spin structure of the nucleon, and finally a brief account of methods in searching for signals 'beyond the standard model'.
Gauge invariance, path-dependence and Wilson lines
Author: Igor Olegovich Cherednikov
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
The purpose of this book is to give a systematic pedagogical exposition of the quantitative analysis of Wilson lines and gauge-invariant correlation functions in quantum chromodynamics. Using techniques from the previous volume (Wilson Lines in Quantum Field Theory, 2014), an ab initio methodology is developed and practical tools for its implementation are presented. Emphasis is put on the implications of gauge invariance and path-dependence properties of transverse-momentum dependent parton density functions. The latter are associated with the QCD factorization approach to semi-inclusive hadronic processes, studied at currently operating and planned experimental facilities. Contents: Introduction Particle Number Operators in Quantum Mechanics and in Quantum Field Theory Geometry of Quantum Field Theories Basics of Wilson Lines in QCD Gauge-Invariant Parton Densities Simplifying Wilson Line Calculations Brief Literature Guide Conventions and Reference Formulae Integrations Bibliography Index
Proceedings of the International Conference on Monte Carlo Simulation in High Energy and Nuclear Physics
Author: Peter Dragovitsch
Publisher: World Scientific
This volume provides an overview of the current state and future developments of Monte Carlo simulation and related tools and methods used in high energy physics and nuclear physics. Contents:Status and Future Trends of the GEANT System (F Carminati)Simulation of Nuclear Effects in High Energy Hadron-Nucleus Collisions (H Fesefeldt)Monte Carlo Simulations of Medium Energy Detectors at COSY Jülich (D Filges)Radiation Levels at the SSCL Experimental Halls as Obtained Using the CLOR89 Code System (T A Gabriel)Overview of Matrix Element Methods in Event Generation (W Giele)Status of the MC++ Event Generator Toolkit (L Lönnblad)Theoretical Overview of QCD Event Generators (G Marchesini)PDFLIB: A Library of All Available Parton Density Functions of the Nucleon, the Pion and the Photon and the CorrespondingαsCalculations (H Plothow-Besch)DTUJET92: Sampling Hadron Production at Supercolliders (J Ranft)and other papers Readership: Experimental physicists in high energy physics and nuclear physics. keywords:
A Meeting Held in the Framework of the Activities of the Italian Working Group on Strong Interactions, Laboratori Nazionali Di Frascati Del'INFN, Frascati, Italy, 14-18 January 2002
Author: Marzia Nardi
Publisher: World Scientific
This book offers the unique possibility of tackling the problem of hadronic deconfinement from different perspectives. After general introductions to the physical issues, from both the theoretical and the experimental point of view, the book presents the most recent expertise on field theory approaches to the QCD phase diagram, many-body techniques and applications, the dynamics of phase transitions, and phenomenological analysis of relativistic heavy ion collisions. One of the major goals of this book is to promote interchange among those fields of research, which have traditionally been cultivated by different communities of physicists. The contributions in the book help in obtaining deep comprehension of this new state of matter, a system of deconfined quarks and gluons. At the same time the book offers a few examples of how the seeds of the deconfined state are looked for in the phenomenological analysis of the observables measured in relativistic heavy ion collisions. The main topics are dealt with in a pedagogical style, suitable for beginners as well as experienced researchers.