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

Juan Rojo, Alberto Accardi, Richard D. Ball, Amanda Cooper-Sarkar, Albert de Roeck, Stephen Farry, James Ferrando, Stefano Forte, Jun Gao, Lucian Harland-Lang, Joey Huston, Alexander Glazov, Maxime Gouzevitch, Claire Gwenlan, Katerina Lipka, Mykhailo Lisovyi, Michelangelo L. Mangano, Pavel Nadolsky, Luca Perrozzi, Ringaile PlacakyteVoica Radescu, Gavin P. Salam, Robert S. Thorne

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Abstract

The accurate determination of the 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 characterisation 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 summarise 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. This document aims to provide useful input to the LHC collaborations to prioritise their PDF-sensitive measurements at Run II, as well as a comprehensive reference for the PDF-fitting collaborations.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Physics G. Nuclear and Particle Physics
Volume42
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2015

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55 pages, 13 figures

Keywords

  • hep-ph
  • hep-ex

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