1. Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar

    "Large-x partons from JLab to the LHC"

    Presented by Alberto Accardi, Hampton Univ. and Jefferson Lab

    Friday, May 10, 2013, 2 pm
    Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Hosted by: Vladimir Skokov

    I discuss how global QCD fits of parton distribution functions can make the somewhat separated fields of high-energy particle physics and lower energy hadronic and nuclear physics interact to the benefit of both. In particular, I will argue that large rapidity gauge boson production at the Tevatron, RHIC and the LHC has the highest short-term potential to constrain the theoretical nuclear corrections to DIS data on deuteron targets necessary for up/down flavor separation. This in turn can considerably reduce the PDF uncertainty on cross section calculations of heavy mass particles such as $W'$ and $Z'$ bosons.