- Published on 02 November 2022
Historically, radiative corrections were applied through correction factors to experimental data. Complicated modern experiments require implementing radiative processes in a full experimental simulation. The cross section for internal radiation depends strongly on the angles between photon and lepton lines, rising quickly over multiple orders when the photon is nearly collinear with a lepton. This presents challenges in the efficiency and numerical stability of MC simulations. Current, modern generators overcome this either via brute-force, averaging over small phase space elements to reduce the numerical instability, or by biasing the random number generation. A concerted effort by the community to author next-generation generators, addressing existing issues and incorporating the best available theoretical calculations, is required.
This Topical Collection will give the community a guideline of the precision available now, and conversely inform the theoretical and computational community on future requirements.
Deadline for submission: September 30, 2023
Guest editors of the topical collection:
RIKEN BNL Research Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory
While the core of the contributions to this Topical Issue is by invitation, well-motivated relevant submissions will be also considered.
Authors are invited to submit their paper electronically through the website https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/epja. Submissions should be clearly identified as intended for the Topical Collection „Radiative Corrections: From Medium to High Energy Experiments”. Three types of manuscripts are admissible to this Topical Issue: reviews, research articles, and short communications. Papers will be published continuously and will appear (as soon as accepted) on the journal website. The electronic version of the Topical Collection will contain all accepted papers in the order of publication. All submitted papers will be refereed according to the usual high standards of the journal.
Manuscripts should be prepared following the Submission Guidelines
The LaTeX template can be downloaded here.
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EPJ A is a hybrid journal enabling authors to publish Open Access at no direct cost. For further information on eligible authors please consult the list of “Transformative Read and Publish agreements” on https://www.springernature.com/gp/open-research/institutional-agreements.
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