Weak mixing angle in the Thomson limit

  • Jens Erler
  • Rodolfo Ferro-Hernández
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We present a calculation of the weak mixing angle in the \( \overline{\mathrm{MS}} \) renormalization scheme which is relevant for experiments performed at very low energies or momentum transfers. We include higher orders in the perturbative QCD expansion, as well as updated phenomenological and theoretical input, and obtain the result \( { \sin}^2{\widehat{\theta}}_W(0)=0.23868(5)(2) \) for the reference values \( {\widehat{\alpha}}_s\left({M}_Z\right)=0.1182 \) and \( {\widehat{m}}_c\left({\widehat{m}}_c\right)=1.272\ \mathrm{GeV} \). The first quoted error is from the current Standard Model evaluation of the mixing angle at the Z boson mass scale. The second error represents the theoretical and parametric uncertainties induced by the evolution to the Thomson limit and is discussed in detail.


Quark Masses and SM Parameters Resummation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Física Teórica, Instituto de FísicaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoCoyoacánMéxico

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