We provide a discussion of the impact of a subset of Drell-Yan data from LHC on the determination of the photon parton distribution function (PDF), using the NNPDF methodology. In previous work we have shown that the photon PDF determined from deep-inelastic scattering (DIS) data only has large uncertainties, suggesting the need for more data from other processes such as Drell-Yan, which unlike DIS, includes photon-induced contributions at leading order in QED. We describe the inclusion of ATLAS Drell-Yan W, Z data, which is a subset of the LHC data used in a final photon PDF determination, by means of a reweighting procedure. We show the impact of such data by comparing the reweighted photon PDF with the photon PDF from DIS, highlighting the reduction of uncertainties at medium/small-x. We conclude that the Drell-Yan data from LHC allows a reasonably accurate determination of the photon PDF.
Towards the determination of the photon parton distribution function constrained by LHC data / S. Carrazza. - (2013 Jul 03). ((Intervento presentato al 21. convegno International Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects (DIS2013) tenutosi a Marseille nel 2013.
|Titolo:||Towards the determination of the photon parton distribution function constrained by LHC data|
|Parole Chiave:||High Energy Physics - Phenomenology; High Energy Physics - Phenomenology|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/02 - Fisica Teorica, Modelli e Metodi Matematici|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013-07-03|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||24 - Pre-print|