PhD defense Domenico Bonocore @ UvA

18 - 05 - 2016 om 11:00 tot 18 - 05 - 2016 om 13:00

Nikhef, 11-5-2016

Next-to-soft factorization and unitarity in Drell-Yan processes

Domenico Bonocore, promovendus aan het Nikhef, verdedigt zijn proefschrift woensdag 18 mei 2016 aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam.

“Perturbative calculations in quantum field theories, and Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) in particular, are the cornerstone in current research in high energy physics. Experiments at hadron colliders demand maximally precise calculations to reduce the theoretical uncertainty on observables.

This thesis investigate QCD corrections to a well-known process, known as Drell-Yan process, which describes the creation of a lepton-antilepton pair through the creation of an intermediate electroweak boson.

Despite its long history, it is shown that this process can still reveal surprising new insights in theoretical developments for perturbative quantum field theory, both at fixed and all orders.

Specifically, the Drell-Yan process will be used as a case-study to investigate the search for a next-to-soft factorization formalism to organize next-to-leading-power (NLP) threshold logarithms to all orders, and the development of new methods based on unitarity to efficiently compute fixed-order cross-sections of single-particle inclusive processes.”

Next-to-soft factorization and unitarity in Drell-Yan processes (pdf)

De promotie vindt plaats op woensdag 18 mei, om 11.00 in de Aula van de Universiteit van Amsterdam, Singel 411, 1012 XM Amsterdam

Promotor: prof. dr. E.L.M.P. Laenen
Copromotor: dr. C.D. White

Contact: Domenico Bonocore