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Title: Precision Studies of Hadronic and Electro-Weak Interactions for Collider Physics. Final Report

This project was directed toward developing precision computational tools for proton collisions at the Large Hadron Collider, focusing primarily on electroweak boson production and electroweak radiative corrections. The programs developed under this project carried the name HERWIRI, for High Energy Radiation With Infra-Red Improvements, and are the first steps in an ongoing program to develop a set of hadronic event generators based on combined QCD and QED exponentiation. HERWIRI1 applied these improvements to the hadronic shower, while HERWIRI2 will apply the electroweak corrections from the program KKMC developed for electron-positron scattering to a hadronic event generator, including exponentiated initial and final state radiation together with first-order electroweak corrections to the hard process. Some progress was also made on developing differential reduction techniques for hypergeometric functions, for application to the computation of Feynman diagrams.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. The Citadel, Charleston, SC (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1126705
Report Number(s):
DOE/CITADEL--05028
DOE Contract Number:
SC0005028
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
The Citadel, Charleston, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS elementary particles, phenomenology, electroweak physics, radiative corrections