Frontiers of QCD with Precision nPDFs*
1 LPSC, Université Joseph Fourier/CNRS-IN2P3/INPG, UMR5821, Grenoble, F-38026, France
2 Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275, USA
Published online: 21 March 2016
Searches for new physics will increasingly depend on identifying deviations from precision Standard Model (SM) predictions. Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) will necessarily play a central role in this endeavor as it provides the framework for the parton model. However, as we move to higher orders and into extreme kinematic regions, we begin to see the full complexities of the QCD theory. Recent theoretical developments improve our ability to analyze both proton and nuclear PDFs across the full kinematic range. These developments are incorporated into the new nCTEQ15 PDFs, and we review these developments with respect to future measurements, and identify areas where additional effort is required.
Based on work in collaboration with D. B. Clark, E. Godat, T. Ježo, C. Keppel, K. Kovařík, J.G. Morfín, P. Nadolsky, J.F. Owens, & J.Y. Yu. This work is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy under grant DE-FG02-04ER41299, and by Projet international de cooperation scientifique PICS05854 between France and the U.S.
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