Relativistic Heavy Ion Group

Seminar - Oct 12, 2007

Wayne State
WSU Pipeline
College of Sciences
Physics Department

Precision Electroweak Physics at Hadron Colliders

C. P. Yuan, Michigan State University

We are entering the era of precision measurement in hadron collision. W-boson mass, together with top quark mass, can shed light on the mass of the Standard Model Higgs boson and probe the underlying dynamics of electroweak symmetry breaking. For precision measurement of the W boson mass, it is necessary to include both QCD and electroweak corrections consistently and efficiently in theory calculations. I will discuss how to include both initial state multiple soft gluon resummation effect and final state QED correction to study precision electroweak physics at the Tevatron and the LHC. For completeness, I will also discuss the impact of global analysis of parton distribution functions.

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