Introduction to Exclusive Processes in Perturbative QCD

  • E. Maina
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 150)

Abstract

Every physics student by now knows that QCD [1] is the theory of strong interactions and that it is asymptotically free. It is also well known that the theory explains jets behaviour, massive lepton pair production in hadronic collisions, e e total cross section data, deep inelastic phenomena and many other processes, justifying the successes of the parton model and furthermore quantitatively explaining the differences between parton model predictions and experimental results. It is also usually familiar that confinement, while still not completely under control, seems to be supported by numerical experiments on the lattice. Less widely known are the difficulties the theory encounters in trying to connect the parton level phenomena to the hadrons detected in the final state.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Maina
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  1. 1.Ist. di Fisica TeoricaUniversitá di Torino I.N.F.N. Sezione di TorinoItaly

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