25-29 November 2019
University of Pavia
Europe/Rome timezone

Phenomenology of Sudakov Resummation in the CGC Framework

28 Nov 2019, 15:00
Aula Foscolo (University of Pavia)

Aula Foscolo

University of Pavia

Via Strada Nuova 65, Pavia


Shu-yi Wei (ECT*)


We calculate and compare the differential cross sections for forward $Z^0$-boson production at small transverse momentum, in proton-proton and proton-nucleus collisions, using both the collinear and dilute-dense factorization frameworks. In both cases, we implement a Sudakov resummation of the large logarithms generated by soft-gluon emissions, which is essential in order to describe the transverse momentum distribution of forward $Z^0$ bosons measured at the Tevatron and the LHC. We further compute the nuclear modification factor in the dilute-dense framework, hoping to single out signals of saturation effects at small values of $x$. Our predictions are compared with those obtained in the collinear factorization framework, using two different nuclear parton distribution functions.


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