### Abstract

In this talk I give an overview of soft collinear effective theory (SCET), including a discussion of some recent advances. First, I briefly cover the foundation upon which SCET is built, namely QCD factorization, and review the theoretical framework of SCET. Next, I cover some recent calculations involving SCET. Since there are more interesting results than I can cover, I have picked four that that I find particularly exciting. The first two topics are dynamical threshold enhancements in Drell-Yan and resummation of higgs production at the LHC. Both topics center on the resummation of large Sudakov logarithms, however, for each there is a twist. In the case of threshold enhancements in Drell-Yan, it is partonic, not hadronic logarithms that are summed. In the case of higgs production at the LHC, the twist is that the logarithms are of a time-like scale. The third topic highlighted is electroweak corrections at high energy. In particular the electroweak Sudakov form factor. Finally, I end by discussing generalized event shapes in e^{+}e^{-} annihilation.

Original language | English (US) |
---|---|

Title of host publication | Proceedings of Science |

State | Published - 2009 |

Event | International Workshop on Effective Field Theories: From the Pion to the Upsilon, EFT 2009 - Valencia, Spain Duration: Feb 2 2009 → Feb 6 2009 |

### Other

Other | International Workshop on Effective Field Theories: From the Pion to the Upsilon, EFT 2009 |
---|---|

Country | Spain |

City | Valencia |

Period | 2/2/09 → 2/6/09 |

### Fingerprint

### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- General

### Cite this

**Soft collinear effective theory : An overview.** / Fleming, Sean P.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution

*Proceedings of Science.*International Workshop on Effective Field Theories: From the Pion to the Upsilon, EFT 2009, Valencia, Spain, 2/2/09.

}

TY - GEN

T1 - Soft collinear effective theory

T2 - An overview

AU - Fleming, Sean P

PY - 2009

Y1 - 2009

N2 - In this talk I give an overview of soft collinear effective theory (SCET), including a discussion of some recent advances. First, I briefly cover the foundation upon which SCET is built, namely QCD factorization, and review the theoretical framework of SCET. Next, I cover some recent calculations involving SCET. Since there are more interesting results than I can cover, I have picked four that that I find particularly exciting. The first two topics are dynamical threshold enhancements in Drell-Yan and resummation of higgs production at the LHC. Both topics center on the resummation of large Sudakov logarithms, however, for each there is a twist. In the case of threshold enhancements in Drell-Yan, it is partonic, not hadronic logarithms that are summed. In the case of higgs production at the LHC, the twist is that the logarithms are of a time-like scale. The third topic highlighted is electroweak corrections at high energy. In particular the electroweak Sudakov form factor. Finally, I end by discussing generalized event shapes in e+e- annihilation.

AB - In this talk I give an overview of soft collinear effective theory (SCET), including a discussion of some recent advances. First, I briefly cover the foundation upon which SCET is built, namely QCD factorization, and review the theoretical framework of SCET. Next, I cover some recent calculations involving SCET. Since there are more interesting results than I can cover, I have picked four that that I find particularly exciting. The first two topics are dynamical threshold enhancements in Drell-Yan and resummation of higgs production at the LHC. Both topics center on the resummation of large Sudakov logarithms, however, for each there is a twist. In the case of threshold enhancements in Drell-Yan, it is partonic, not hadronic logarithms that are summed. In the case of higgs production at the LHC, the twist is that the logarithms are of a time-like scale. The third topic highlighted is electroweak corrections at high energy. In particular the electroweak Sudakov form factor. Finally, I end by discussing generalized event shapes in e+e- annihilation.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84893366934&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84893366934&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84893366934

BT - Proceedings of Science

ER -