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Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics Workshop - Heavy Flavours at High pT

Event description

The precision level reached by the LHC experiments gives us the unique chance to test the Standard Model (SM) to its limit. To observe any deviation from the SM, a solid and rigorous understanding of QCD processes is paramount. In this context, the least known strongly-interacting objects are the beauty (b) and charm (c) quarks. Their masses are larger than the proton mass but small enough to allow the formation of bound states, the B and D hadrons respectively. A thorough understanding of processes involving b- and c-quarks is crucial in the context of high-pT processes, which include the production of the Higgs boson and of new heavy particles. Dedicated b(c)-tagging techniques that exploit the peculiar decay geometry of B and D decays are widely used in collider experiments. There is an intense activity in the community to better understand the best ways to describe this class of processes. For instance, new flavour jet algorithms were recently put forward. At the same time, improved perturbative QCD calculation of the fragmentation of heavy flavours into heavy-flavoured hadrons appeared in the literature, and the first evidence of the heavy-flavour (charm) content of the proton was reported.

Despite the tremendous effort described above, phenomenological analyses are not yet at the precision level that is needed to make the most out of the LHC data. The aim of this workshop is to bring together experts that can discuss the many different ingredients needed to provide the LHC experiments to perform precision measurements for high-pT processes involving heavy quarks.

Registration is now open

See registration link below (bottom right)

Registration deadline: 15th November 2023

For information, please contact:
Richard D. Ball
Simone Marzani
Maria Ubiali


See the full timetable on Indico

29 Nov / 14:00—14:45
Fifty years of heavy quark fragmentation (0h45′)
  • Cacciari, Matteo
29 Nov / 15:00—15:25
A NNLO B-hadron fragmentation function fit and some applications (0h25′)
  • Generet, Terry
29 Nov / 15:30—15:55
Towards quarkonium collinear fragmentation from NRQCD in a variable-flavour number scheme (0h25′)
  • Celiberto, Francesco Giovanni (ECT*/FBK Trento & INFN-TIFPA)
29 Nov / 16:30—16:55
Recent (and future) heavy quark fragmentation measurements from ATLAS and CMS (0h25′)
  • Pollard, Chris
29 Nov / 17:00—17:25
Tracing heavy-flavour quarks through the parton shower (0h25′)
  • Zardoshti, Nima
29 Nov / 17:30—17:55
Heavy quark fragmentation and Lund plane measurements at LHCb (0h25′)
  • Chahrour, Ibrahim (University of Michigan)
30 Nov / 09:30—10:15
Fixed-order calculations with massive quarks (0h45′)
  • Poncelet, Rene
30 Nov / 11:00—11:45
Soft gluon resummation with massive quarks (0h45′)
  • Kulesza, Anna
30 Nov / 12:00—12:25
Parton Showers and Massive Quarks (0h25′)
  • Napoletano, Davide (Università e INFN Milano-Bicocca)
30 Nov / 14:00—14:25
The valence charm component of the proton (0h25′)
30 Nov / 14:30—14:55
Heavy flavours at small x (0h25′)
30 Nov / 15:00—15:45
Jet flavour: trials and tribulations (0h45′)
  • Rhorry GAULD
30 Nov / 16:30—16:55
Probing charming and beautiful dynamics with energy correlators (0h25′)
  • Lee, Kyle (MIT)
30 Nov / 17:00—17:15
Transverse Momentum Distributions of Heavy Hadrons and and Polarized Heavy Quarks (0h15′)
  • von Kuk, Rebecca
30 Nov / 17:20—17:35
Heavy-flavoured jet substructure (0h15′)
  • Ghira, Andrea
30 Nov / 17:40—17:55
Drell-Yan production of leptoquarks coupling to heavy quark flavours (0h15′)
  • Schnell, Luc
1 Dec / 10:00—10:25
B decays meet high-mass Drell-Yan (0h25′)
  • Smolkovic, Aleks
1 Dec / 11:00—11:25
Higgs and bottom quarks production via gluon fusion matched with parton shower (0h25′)
  • Zaro, Marco
1 Dec / 11:30—11:55
Factorisation breaking for heavy-quark induced processes (0h25′)
  • Fabrizio CAOLA

Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics Workshop - Heavy Flavours at High pT


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