Theoretical Progress at the Frontiers of Small-x Physics

Matthew Sievert, I. Sarcevic, C. Ratti, M. Schlegel, C. da Silva, I. Vitev, S. Mioduszewski
2020 EPJ Web of Conferences  
In recent years, the theoretical foundations of small-x physics have made significant advances in two frontiers: higher-order (NLO) corrections and power-suppressed (sub-eikonal) corrections. Among the former are the NLO calculations of the linear (BFKL) and nonlinear (BK-JIMWLK) evolution equations, as well as cross sections for various processes. Among the latter are corrections to the whole framework of high-energy QCD, including new contributions from quarks and spin asymmetries. One common
more » ... metries. One common element to both of these frontiers is the appearance of collinear logarithms beyond the leading-order framework. The proper treatment of these logarithms is a major challenge in obtaining physical cross sections at NLO, and they lead to a new double-logarithmic resummation parameter which governs spin at small x. In this paper, I will focus on the role of these collinear logarithms in both frontiers of small-x physics, as well as give a brief sample of other recent advances in its theoretical foundations.
doi:10.1051/epjconf/202023503004 fatcat:j5mpxlocszbgxdw7xiw3sy26te