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Dilepton Rapidity Distribution in Drell-Yan Production to Third Order in QCD

Chen, Xuan and Gehrmann, Thomas and Glover, Nigel and Huss, Alexander and Yang, Tong-Zhi and Zhu, Hua Xing (2022) 'Dilepton Rapidity Distribution in Drell-Yan Production to Third Order in QCD.', Physical Review Letters, 128 (5).


We compute for the first time the lepton-pair rapidity distribution in the photon-mediated Drell-Yan process to next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order in QCD. The calculation is based on the qT -subtraction method, suitably extended to this order for quark-antiquark initiated Born processes. Our results display sizeable QCD corrections at next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order over the full rapidity region and provide a fully independent confirmation of the recent results for the total Drell-Yan cross section at this order.

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Date accepted:12 January 2022
Date deposited:25 May 2022
Date of first online publication:03 February 2022
Date first made open access:25 May 2022

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