On the light massive flavor dependence of the top quark mass

André H. Hoang, Christopher Lepenik (Corresponding author), Moritz Preißer

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We provide a systematic renormalization group formalism to study the mass effects in the relation of the pole mass and short-distance masses such as the MS mass of a heavy quark Q, coming from virtual loop insertions of massive quarks lighter than Q with the main focus on the top quark. The formalism reflects the constraints from heavy quark symmetry and entails a combined matching and evolution procedure that allows to disentangle and successively integrate out the corrections coming from the lighter massive quarks and the momentum regions between them and also to precisely control the large order asymptotic behavior. The formalism is used to study the asymptotic behavior of light massive flavor contributions and is applied to predict the Ҩ(α s 4) virtual quark mass corrections, calculate the pole mass differences for massive quark flavors with a precision of around 20 MeV, and determine the pole mass ambiguity which amounts to 250 MeV in the physical case of three massless quark flavors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number051
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of Science (PoS)
Issue number290
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2018
Event13th International Symposium on Radiative Corrections (Applications of Quantum Field Theory to Phenomenology): RADCOR2017 - Hotel Hollweger, St. Gilgen, Austria
Duration: 25 Sep 201729 Sep 2017

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 103012 High energy physics


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