Parton Distributions and the LHC

James Stirling (Cambridge, U.K.)
DESY Auditorium, 17:00h

Parton distributions functions (pdfs) are an important ingredient in LHC phenomenology. Recent progress in determining pdfs from global analyses is reviewed, and some of the most important outstanding issues are highlighted. Particular attention is paid to the precision with which predictions for LHC cross sections can be made, and also to new information that LHC can provide on pdfs. Recent progress in understanding double parton hard scattering, including the theory of double parton distributions, will also be briefly reviewed.

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