Physics Colloquium and Leona Woods Lecture

"Momentum-space structure of hadrons and nuclei at high energy"

Presented by Elena Petreska, NIKHEF

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 3:30 pm — Large Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

Transverse-momentum-dependent (TMD) distributions describe the configuration of quarks and gluons inside protons and nuclei in three-dimensional momentum space.
Observables in scattering experiments can be calculated with the help of TMD factorization formulas, where the target and projectile are represented with non-perturbative TMD distributions, which are separated from the short-distance perturbative part of the collision.
A complementary approach to study the momentum structure of protons and nuclei at high energy is the Color Glass Condensate which is an effective theory for the high-gluon-density region of ultra-relativistic particles.
We introduce both theories and we discuss connections between them.
We present phenomenological results derived from these connections.

Hosted by: Peter Petreczky

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