The European Physical Journal C

, Volume 66, Issue 3, pp 585–686

Quest for precision in hadronic cross sections at low energy: Monte Carlo tools vs. experimental data

  • Working Group on Radiative Corrections and Monte Carlo Generators for Low Energies
  • S. Actis
  • A. Arbuzov
  • G. Balossini
  • P. Beltrame
  • C. Bignamini
  • R. Bonciani
  • C. M. Carloni Calame
  • V. Cherepanov
  • M. Czakon
  • H. Czyż
  • A. Denig
  • S. Eidelman
  • G. V. Fedotovich
  • A. Ferroglia
  • J. Gluza
  • A. Grzelińska
  • M. Gunia
  • A. Hafner
  • F. Ignatov
  • S. Jadach
  • F. Jegerlehner
  • A. Kalinowski
  • W. Kluge
  • A. Korchin
  • J. H. Kühn
  • E. A. Kuraev
  • P. Lukin
  • P. Mastrolia
  • G. Montagna
  • S. E. Müller
  • F. Nguyen
  • O. Nicrosini
  • D. Nomura
  • G. Pakhlova
  • G. Pancheri
  • M. Passera
  • A. Penin
  • F. Piccinini
  • W. Płaczek
  • T. Przedzinski
  • E. Remiddi
  • T. Riemann
  • G. Rodrigo
  • P. Roig
  • O. Shekhovtsova
  • C. P. Shen
  • A. L. Sibidanov
  • T. Teubner
  • L. Trentadue
  • G. Venanzoni
  • J. J. van der Bij
  • P. Wang
  • B. F. L. Ward
  • Z. Was
  • M. Worek
  • C. Z. Yuan
Review

DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1251-4

Cite this article as:
Working Group on Radiative Corrections and Monte Carlo Generators for Low Energies, Actis, S., Arbuzov, A. et al. Eur. Phys. J. C (2010) 66: 585. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1251-4

Abstract

We present the achievements of the last years of the experimental and theoretical groups working on hadronic cross section measurements at the low-energy e+e colliders in Beijing, Frascati, Ithaca, Novosibirsk, Stanford and Tsukuba and on τ decays. We sketch the prospects in these fields for the years to come. We emphasise the status and the precision of the Monte Carlo generators used to analyse the hadronic cross section measurements obtained as well with energy scans as with radiative return, to determine luminosities and τ decays. The radiative corrections fully or approximately implemented in the various codes and the contribution of the vacuum polarisation are discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Working Group on Radiative Corrections and Monte Carlo Generators for Low Energies
  • S. Actis
    • 38
  • A. Arbuzov
    • 9
  • G. Balossini
    • 32
    • 33
  • P. Beltrame
    • 13
  • C. Bignamini
    • 32
    • 33
  • R. Bonciani
    • 15
  • C. M. Carloni Calame
    • 35
  • V. Cherepanov
    • 25
    • 26
  • M. Czakon
    • 1
  • H. Czyż
    • 19
  • A. Denig
    • 22
  • S. Eidelman
    • 25
    • 26
  • G. V. Fedotovich
    • 25
    • 26
  • A. Ferroglia
    • 23
  • J. Gluza
    • 19
  • A. Grzelińska
    • 8
  • M. Gunia
    • 19
  • A. Hafner
    • 22
  • F. Ignatov
    • 25
  • S. Jadach
    • 8
  • F. Jegerlehner
    • 19
    • 3
    • 41
  • A. Kalinowski
    • 29
  • W. Kluge
    • 17
  • A. Korchin
    • 20
  • J. H. Kühn
    • 18
  • E. A. Kuraev
    • 9
  • P. Lukin
    • 25
  • P. Mastrolia
    • 14
  • G. Montagna
    • 32
    • 33
  • S. E. Müller
    • 22
  • F. Nguyen
    • 34
  • O. Nicrosini
    • 33
  • D. Nomura
    • 36
  • G. Pakhlova
    • 24
  • G. Pancheri
    • 11
  • M. Passera
    • 28
  • A. Penin
    • 10
  • F. Piccinini
    • 33
  • W. Płaczek
    • 7
  • T. Przedzinski
    • 6
  • E. Remiddi
    • 4
    • 5
  • T. Riemann
    • 41
  • G. Rodrigo
    • 37
  • P. Roig
    • 27
  • O. Shekhovtsova
    • 11
  • C. P. Shen
    • 16
  • A. L. Sibidanov
    • 25
  • T. Teubner
    • 21
  • L. Trentadue
    • 30
    • 31
  • G. Venanzoni
    • 11
  • J. J. van der Bij
    • 12
  • P. Wang
    • 2
  • B. F. L. Ward
    • 39
  • Z. Was
    • 8
  • M. Worek
    • 19
    • 40
  • C. Z. Yuan
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik ERWTH Aachen UniversitätAachenGermany
  2. 2.Institue of High Energy PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  3. 3.Institut für Physik Humboldt-Universität zu BerlinBerlinGermany
  4. 4.Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di BolognaBolognaItaly
  5. 5.INFN, Sezione di BolognaBolognaItaly
  6. 6.The Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer ScienceJagiellonian UniversityCracowPoland
  7. 7.Marian Smoluchowski Institute of PhysicsJagiellonian UniversityCracowPoland
  8. 8.Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of SciencesCracowPoland
  9. 9.Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical PhysicsJoint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubnaRussia
  10. 10.Department of PhysicsUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  11. 11.Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati dell’INFNFrascatiItaly
  12. 12.Physikalisches InstitutAlbert-Ludwigs-Universität FreiburgFreiburgGermany
  13. 13.Physics DepartmentCERNGenèveSwitzerland
  14. 14.Theory DepartmentCERNGenèveSwitzerland
  15. 15.Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de CosmologieUniversité Joseph Fourier/CNRS-IN2P3/INPGGrenobleFrance
  16. 16.University of HawaiiHonoluluUSA
  17. 17.Institut für Experimentelle KernphysikUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  18. 18.Institut für Theoretische TeilchenphysikUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  19. 19.Institute of PhysicsUniversity of SilesiaKatowicePoland
  20. 20.National Science Center “Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology”KharkovUkraine
  21. 21.Department of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  22. 22.Institut für KernphysikJohannes Gutenberg-Universität MainzMainzGermany
  23. 23.Institut für Physik (THEP)Johannes Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzGermany
  24. 24.Institute for Theoretical and Experimental PhysicsMoscowRussia
  25. 25.Budker Institute of Nuclear PhysicsNovosibirskRussia
  26. 26.Novosibirsk State UniversityNovosibirskRussia
  27. 27.Laboratoire de Physique Théorique (UMR 8627)Université de Paris-Sud XI, Bâtiment 210Orsay CedexFrance
  28. 28.INFN, Sezione di PadovaPadovaItaly
  29. 29.LLR-Ecole PolytechniquePalaiseauFrance
  30. 30.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di ParmaParmaItaly
  31. 31.INFN, Gruppo Collegato di ParmaParmaItaly
  32. 32.Dipartimento di Fisica Nucleare e TeoricaUniversità di PaviaPaviaItaly
  33. 33.INFN, Sezione di PaviaPaviaItaly
  34. 34.Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università “Roma Tre” and INFN Sezione di Roma TreRomeItaly
  35. 35.School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  36. 36.Theory CenterKEKTsukubaJapan
  37. 37.Instituto de Fisica Corpuscular (IFIC), Centro mixto UVEG/CSIC, Edificio Institutos de InvestigacionValenciaSpain
  38. 38.Paul Scherrer Institut, Würenlingen and VilligenVilligen PSISwitzerland
  39. 39.Department of PhysicsBaylor UniversityWacoUSA
  40. 40.Fachbereich CBergische Universität WuppertalWuppertalGermany
  41. 41.Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, DESYZeuthenGermany