NLL′ resummation of jet mass

  • Marcel Balsiger
  • Thomas Becher
  • Ding Yu ShaoEmail author
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


Starting from a factorization theorem in effective field theory, we present resummed results for two non-global observables: the invariant-mass distribution of jets and the energy distribution outside jets. Our results include the full next-to-leading-order corrections to the hard, jet and soft functions and are implemented in a parton-shower framework which generates the renormalization-group running in the effective theory. The inclusion of these matching corrections leads to an improved description of the data and reduced theoretical uncertainties. They will have to be combined with two-loop running in the future, but our results are an important first step towards the higher-logarithmic resummation of non-global observables.


Perturbative QCD Resummation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics, Institut für Theoretische PhysikUniversität BernBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.CERN, Theoretical Physics DepartmentGeneva 23Switzerland

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