LABORATORI NAZIONALI DI FRASCATI
Speaker: Ferrario Ravasio Silvia (Durham Univ.)
In this talk I will discuss some theoretical subtleties of the top-quark mass determination, issue which persists in being highly controversial.
In the first part of the talk I will compare several NLO generators for top-pair production implemented in the POWHEG BOX framework, that differ by the level of accuracy employed to describe the top decay. The impact of the shower Monte Carlo programs, used to complete the NLO events generated by POWHEG BOX, is also studied. In particular, I discuss the two most widely used shower Monte Carlo programs, i.e. Pythia 8.2 and Herwig 7.1, and how it is possible to
interface them with processes that contain decayed emitting
The second part is instead devoted to the study of linear
renormalons in observables that can be employed to determine the top mass.