Lecture Notes in Physics

Introduction to Soft-Collinear Effective Theory

Authors: Becher, Thomas, Broggio, Alessandro, Ferroglia, Andrea

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Among resummation techniques for perturbative QCD in the context of collider and flavor physics, soft-collinear effective theory (SCET) has emerged as both a powerful and versatile tool, having been applied to a large variety of processes, from B-meson decays to jet production at the LHC.

This book provides a concise, pedagogical introduction to this technique. It discusses the expansion of Feynman diagrams around the high-energy limit, followed by the explicit construction of the effective Lagrangian - first for a scalar theory, then for QCD. The underlying concepts are illustrated with the quark vector form factor at large momentum transfer, and the formalism is applied to compute soft-gluon resummation and to perform transverse-momentum resummation for the Drell-Yan process utilizing renormalization group evolution in SCET. Finally, the infrared structure of n-point gauge-theory amplitudes is analyzed by relating them to effective-theory operators.

This text is suitable for graduate students and non-specialist researchers alike as it requires only basic knowledge of perturbative QCD.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Introduction to Soft-Collinear Effective Theory
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Physics
Series Volume
896
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14848-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14848-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-14847-2
Series ISSN
0075-8450
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 206
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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