A determination of mc(mc) from HERA data using a matched heavy quark scheme

Apr 12, 2016, 5:10 PM
SR3 (DESY Hamburg)


DESY Hamburg

Heavy Flavours (Charm, Beauty and Top) WG4 Heavy Flavours


Dr Valerio Bertone (University of Oxford)


In this talk I will present a novel determination of the mass of the charm quark extracted by analyzing the statistical quality of fits of parton distribution functions (PDFs) to inclusive and exclusive charm deep-inelastic scattering (DIS) cross-section data from Runs I and II of the HERA collider. We employ the running mass definition in the MSbar scheme, which improves the perturbative stability as compared to the pole-mass definition, in the framework of the FONLL general-mass scheme. The analysis is based on the xFfitter framework, with structure functions computed in the FONLL scheme as implemented in the APFEL code.

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Dr Valerio Bertone (University of Oxford)

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