reSolve — A transverse momentum resummation tool

Published: 14-01-2019| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/4djmkmy69c.1
Contributors:
F. Coradeschi,
Thomas Cridge

Description

In this note, we introduce the new tool reSolve, a Monte Carlo differential cross-section and parton-level event generator whose main purpose is to add transverse momentum resummation to a general class of inclusive processes at hadron colliders, namely all those which do not involve hadrons or jets in the measured final state. This documentation refers to the first main version release, which will form the basis for continued developments, consequently it only implements the key features of those we plan to ultimately include. This article acts as a manual for the program; describing in detail its use, structure, validation and results; whilst also highlighting key aspects of the resummation formalism applied. It details the two classes of processes so far included; these are diphoton production and Drell–Yan production. A main concept behind the development of the tool is that it is a hands-on white box for the user: significant effort has been made to give the program a modular structure, making the various parts which comprise it independent of each other as much as possible and ensuring they are transparently documented, customisable and, in principle, replaceable with something that may better serve the user’s needs. reSolve is a new C++ program, based on an evolution of the private Fortran code 2gres, it is also influenced by the DYRes Fortran code. This initial version calculates the low transverse momentum contribution to the fully differential cross-section for two main categories of processes; the inclusive production of two photons, and inclusive Drell–Yan production. In all cases resummation up to Next-to-Next-to-Leading Logarithm (NNLL) is included. We aim to extend the program to several more processes in the near future. The program is publicly available on Github.

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