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May 20 – 24, 2018
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First extraction of transversity from a global analysis of data on lepton-hadron scattering and hadronic collisions

May 20, 2018, 9:10 AM
O'Keefe Ballroom (Drury Plaza Hotel)

O'Keefe Ballroom

Drury Plaza Hotel

828 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501


Dr Marco Radici (University of Pavia)


We present the first extraction of the transversity distribution based on the global analysis of pion-pair production in deep-inelastic scattering and in proton-proton collisions with one transversely polarized proton. The extraction relies on the knowledge of di-hadron fragmentation functions, which are taken from the analysis of electron-positron annihilation data. For the first time, the chiral-odd transversity is extracted from a global analysis similar to what is usually done for the chiral-even spin-averaged and helicity distributions. The knowledge of transversity is important among other things for detecting possible signals of new physics in high-precision low-energy experiments.

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