29 September 2015 to 2 October 2015
DESY Hamburg
Europe/Berlin timezone

Transverse momentum dependent (un)polarized gluon distributions in Higgs production

1 Oct 2015, 16:20
Seminar room 4a (DESY Hamburg)

Seminar room 4a

DESY Hamburg


Tomas Kasemets (Nikhef/Vu)


We discuss transverse momentum dependent (un)polarized gluon distributions (gluon TMDs) and their proper definitions in the context of factorization theorems. All the gluon TMDs have a scale evolution driven by a universal evolution kernel which is resummed to NNLL. By an explicit NLO calculation of the three gluon TMDs which are matched onto leading twist parton distribution functions (PDFs) we demonstrate that they are free from rapidity divergences, and calculate the Wilson coefficients of their expansion in terms of the PDFs. We investigate the effects of evolution and discuss their impact on the transverse momentum spectrum of color singlet production, such as Higgs boson production in gluon fusion.

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Tomas Kasemets (Nikhef/Vu)

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