18-24 June 2017
Palacio de Congresos
Europe/Madrid timezone
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Contribution Plenary

Palacio de Congresos - Auditorio Manuel de Falla

The determination of alphas: status and prospects


  • Dr. Stefano FORTE

Primary authors


I emphasize the importance of an accurate determination of the strong coupling constant for precision and discovery physics at the LHC. I review critically the main sources of experimental information on alphas, and their experimental and theoretical limitations and potential. I specifically discuss issues related to selecting possibly more reliable measurements, to discarding apparent outliers, and to combining potentially contradictory information.