QCD for the LHC

Gregory Soyez

Here is a brief list of the topics that will be addressed in the lectures.

  1. Foreword

    From a generic picture of collisions at the LHC, I will identify the different parts that one needs to understand in order to control the QCD processes in hadronic collisions.

  2. QCD in e+ e- collisions

    Because of their simplicity, e+ e- collisions provide a perfect playground to study the QCD final state. It thus allows to address many of the problems that we will face (in a more complicated way) for LHC collisions. Among them, I will discuss

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  3. QCD in DIS

    DIS i.e. lepton-hadron collisions are the most important constraints on the Parton Distribution Functions (PDF) that are fundamental objects in the description of pp collisions. This covers the following points:

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  4. QCD in pp collisions

    QCD appears at various levels in pp collisions. I will try to review most of the information that will be relevant at the LHC by relating it to the information one can get from e+ e- collisions, DIS or previous studies at the Tevatron, but also to what extend LHC will be different from those previous experiments. This includes the following topics:

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For each of the subjects approached in the lectures, I will try to illustrate them by some of their experimental implications or observations.

Practical information

Additional notes

A similar series of lectures was given in other contexts where the material provided here can also be used as a decent reference:

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