The Evolution of Soft Collinear Effective Theory
Abstract
Soft Collinear Effective Theory (SCET) is an effective field theory of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) for processes where there are energetic, nearly lightlike degrees of freedom interacting with one another via soft radiation. SCET has found many applications in highenergy and nuclear physics, especially in recent years the physics of hadronic jets in e ^{+}e ^{}, leptonhadron, hadronhadron, and heavyion collisions. SCET can be used to factorize multiscale cross sections in these processes into singlescale hard, collinear, and soft functions, and to evolve these through the renormalization group to resum large logarithms of ratios of the scales that appear in the QCD perturbative expansion, as well as to study properties of nonperturbative effects. We overview the elementary concepts of SCET and describe how they can be applied in highenergy and nuclear physics.
 Authors:
 Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
 Publication Date:
 Research Org.:
 Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
 Sponsoring Org.:
 USDOE
 OSTI Identifier:
 1215525
 Report Number(s):
 LAUR1428033
Journal ID: ISSN 20101945; TRN: US1500718
 Grant/Contract Number:
 AC5206NA25396
 Resource Type:
 Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
 Journal Name:
 International Journal of Modern Physics: Conference Series
 Additional Journal Information:
 Journal Volume: 37; Conference: QCD Evolution Workshop 2014; May 1216, 2014; Santa Fe, NM, United States; Journal ID: ISSN 20101945
 Publisher:
 World Scientific
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; QCD; effective field theory; SCET; factorization; resummation; jets
Citation Formats
Lee, Christopher. The Evolution of Soft Collinear Effective Theory. United States: N. p., 2015.
Web. doi:10.1142/S2010194515600459.
Lee, Christopher. The Evolution of Soft Collinear Effective Theory. United States. doi:10.1142/S2010194515600459.
Lee, Christopher. 2015.
"The Evolution of Soft Collinear Effective Theory". United States.
doi:10.1142/S2010194515600459. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1215525.
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