1. Nuclear Physics & RIKEN Theory Seminar

    "A NLO pQCD study of dijet rapidity distributions in p+Pb collisions"

    Presented by Hannu Paukkunen, Jyvaskyla University

    Thursday, October 17, 2013, 3 pm
    Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Hosted by: Shu Lin

    I will present a pQCD study concerning dijet rapidity observables in LHC p+Pb collisions. By examining the size of the NLO corrections and the scale uncertainties, we demonstrate that the shape of dijet rapidity spectrum and different forward/backward asymmetries are very stable to the inherent uncertainties of the pQCD calculations. Thus, these observables will provide a powerful check concerning the adequacy of the collinear factorization in p+Pb jet production, and, have therefore a high potential to constrain the nuclear parton distribution functions. The calculations are compared to the preliminary data released by the CMS collaboration.