12-15 April 2016
BNL Physics Building
US/Eastern timezone

Prompt-photon production in hadron collisions at NLO and with parton showers

14 Apr 2016, 09:00
30m
Large Seminar Room (BNL Physics Building)

Large Seminar Room

BNL Physics Building

Speaker

Prof. Michael Klasen (University of Muenster)

Description

Photon production, also in association with jets, is an important probe of the quark gluon plasma. For many decades, theoretical predictions of prompt photon production have been based on next-to-leading order (NLO) calculations. We present a recalculation of this process at NLO and combine it with parton showers (PS) in the POWHEG framework. This allows for the first time full NLO+PS simulations, including also hadronisation and detector effects. Of particular phenomenological importance are the induced modifications of the transverse-momentum balance and azimuthal angle asymmetry between the photon and recoiling jet, present now already in pp and not only in AA collisions.

Primary author

Prof. Michael Klasen (University of Muenster)

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