The high-energy limit of perturbative QCD: Theory and phenomenology
1 ECT*, I-38123 Villazzano, Trento, Italy
2 Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK), I-38123 Povo, Trento, Italy
3 INFN-TIFPA Trento Institute of Fundamental Physics and Applications, I-38123 Povo, Trento, Italy
4 Università della Calabria, I-87036 Rende, Cosenza, Italy
5 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Gruppo collegato di Cosenza, I-87036 Rende, Cosenza, Italy
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Published online: 17 November 2022
After a brief introduction of formal and phenomenological progresses in the study of the high-energy limit of perturbative QCD, we present arguments supporting the statement that the inclusive emission of Higgs bosons or heavy-flavored hadrons acts as fair stabilizer of high-energy resummed differential distributions. We come out with the message that the hybrid high-energy and collinear factorization, built in term of the next-to-leading logarithmic resummation à la BFKL and supplemented by collinear parton distributions and fragmentation functions, is a valid and powerful tool to gauge the feasibility of precision analyses of QCD in its high-energy limit.
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