Independently parameterised momenta variables and Monte Carlo IR subtraction
We introduce a system of parameters for the Monte Carlo generation of Lorentz invariant phase space that is particularly well-suited to the treatment of the infrared divergences that occur in the most singular, Born-like configurations of 1 → n QCD processes. A key feature is that particle momenta are generated independently of one another, leading to a simple parameterisation of all such IR limits. We exemplify the use of these variables in conjunction with the projection to Born subtraction technique at next-to-next-to-leading order. The geometric origins of this parameterisation lie in a coordinate chart on a Grassmannian manifold.
KeywordsNLO Computations QCD Phenomenology
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