Present theoretical uncertainties on charm hadroproduction in QCD and prompt neutrino fluxes
University of Hamburg, II Institute for Theoretical Physics, 22761 Hamburg, Germany
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Published online: 11 April 2016
Prompt neutrino fluxes are basic backgrounds in the search of high-energy neutrinos of astrophysical origin, performed by means of full-size neutrino telescopes located at Earth, under ice or under water. Predictions for these fluxes are provided on the basis of up-to-date theoretical results for charm hadroproduction in perturbative QCD, together with a comprehensive discussion of the various sources of theoretical uncertainty affecting their computation, and a quantitative estimate of each uncertainty contribution.
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