Michael Fucilla (Università della Calabria)
We consider the inclusive production in proton-proton collisions of two heavy quarks, separated by a large rapidity interval, that can be experimentally investigated at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to test QCD predictions in the semi-hard regime. The process is studied in the Regge kinematical region by the Balistky-Fadin-Kuraev-Lipatov (BFKL) approach. A full resummation of leading energy logarithms and a partial resummation of the next-to-leading ones are performed. Predictions for the cross section summed over the azimuthal angles and for azimuthal correlations are presented.
Michael Fucilla (Università della Calabria) Alessandro Papa (CS) Dmitry Ivanov (Sobolev Institute of Mathematics) Andrèe Dafne Bolognino (CS) Francesco Giovanni Celiberto (PV)