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Title: The PDF4LHC report on PDFs and LHC data: Results from Run I and preparation for Run II

The accurate determination of Parton Distribution Functions (PDFs) of the proton is an essential ingredient of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) program. PDF uncertainties impact a wide range of processes, from Higgs boson characterization and precision Standard Model measurements to New Physics searches. A major recent development in modern PDF analyses has been to exploit the wealth of new information contained in precision measurements from the LHC Run I, as well as progress in tools and methods to include these data in PDF fits. In this report we summarize the information that PDF-sensitive measurements at the LHC have provided so far, and review the prospects for further constraining PDFs with data from the recently started Run II. As a result, this document aims to provide useful input to the LHC collaborations to prioritize their PDF-sensitive measurements at Run II, as well as a comprehensive reference for the PDF-fitting collaborations.
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  1. Univ. of Oxford, Oxford (United Kingdom)
  2. Hampton Univ., Hampton, VA (United States); Jefferson Lab, Newport News, VA (United States)
  3. Univ. of Edinburgh, Scotland (United Kingdom); CERN, Geneva (Switzerland)
  4. CERN, Geneva (Switzerland); Antwerp Univ., Wilrijk (Belgium)
  5. Univ. of Liverpool, Liverpool (United Kingdom)
  6. Univ. of Glasgow, Scotland (United Kingdom)
  7. Universita di Milano, Milano (Italy)
  8. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  9. Univ. College of London, London (United Kingdom)
  10. Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)
  11. DESY, Hamburg (Germany)
  12. Universite de Lyon, Villeurbanne (France)
  13. Universitat Heidelberg, Heidelberg (Germany)
  14. CERN, Geneva (Switzerland)
  15. South Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States)
  16. Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule (ETH), Zurich (Switzerland)
  17. CERN, Geneva (Switzerland); CNRS, Paris (France)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
OUTP--15-11P; LCTS/2015--14; GLAS--PPE/2015-01; DESY 15--088; JLAB-THY--15-2064; CERN-PH-TH--2015-150; DOE/OR/23177--3399; arXiv:1507.00556
Journal ID: ISSN 0954-3899; DE-SC008791; DE-SC0003870; DE-SC0013681; ST/K005227/1; PDF4BSM; Advanced Investigator Grant 267352; ST/J000515/1; ST/L000377/1
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-06OR23177; AC02-06CH11357
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Physics. G, Nuclear and Particle Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 42; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 0954-3899
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States