# E. Pilon - LAPTH

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## Pub CategoriesHigh Energy Physics - Phenomenology (28) High Energy Physics - Experiment (7) Mathematical Physics (3) High Energy Physics - Theory (3) Mathematics - Mathematical Physics (3) Physics - Data Analysis; Statistics and Probability (1) Physics - General Physics (1) |

## Publications Authored By E. Pilon

We revisit the implementation of the metric-independent Fock-Schwinger gauge in the abelian Chern-Simons field theory defined in ${\mathbb{R}}^3$ by means of a homotopy condition. This leads to the lagrangian $F \wedge hF$ in terms of curvatures $F$ and of the Poincar\'e homotopy operator $h$. The corresponding field theory provides the same link invariants as the abelian Chern-Simons theory. Read More

We implement the metric-independent Fock-Schwinger gauge in the abelian quantum Chern-Simons field theory defined in ${\mathbb R}^3$. The expressions of the various components of the propagator are determined. Although the gauge field propagator differs from the Gauss linking density, we prove that its integral along two oriented knots is equal to the linking number. Read More

In this article we provide representations for the one-loop three point functions in 4 and 6 dimensions in the general case with complex masses. The latter are part of the GOLEM library used for the computation of one-loop multileg amplitudes. These representations are one-dimensional integrals designed to be free of instabilites induced by inverse powers of Gram determinants, therefore suitable for stable numerical implementations. Read More

We discuss the isolation of prompt photons in hadronic collisions by means of narrow isolation cones and the QCD computation of the corresponding cross sections. We reconsider the occurence of large perturbative terms with logarithmic dependence on the cone size and their impact on the fragmentation scale dependence. We cure the apparent perturbative violation of unitarity for small cone sizes, which had been noticed earlier in next-to-leading-order (NLO) calculations, by resumming the leading logarithmic dependence on the cone size. Read More

The role played by Deligne-Beilinson cohomology in establishing the relation between Chern-Simons theory and link invariants in dimensions higher than three is investigated. Deligne-Beilinson cohomology classes provide a natural abelian Chern-Simons action, non trivial only in dimensions $4l+3$, whose parameter $k$ is quantized. The generalized Wilson $(2l+1)$-loops are observables of the theory and their charges are quantized. Read More

Under the assumption that the dijet excess seen by the CDF Collaboration near 150 Gev in Wjj production is due to the lightest technipion of the low-scale technicolor process $\rho_T \rightarrow W \pi_T$, we study its observability in LHC detectors for 8 TeV collisions and 20 inverse femtobarns of integrated luminosity. We describe interesting new kinematic tests that can provide independent confirmation of this LSTC hypothesis. We show that cuts similar to those employed by CDF, and recently by ATLAS, cannot confirm the dijet signal. Read More

**Authors:**J. Alcaraz Maestre, S. Alioli, J. R. Andersen, R. D. Ball, A. Buckley, M. Cacciari, F. Campanario, N. Chanon, G. Chachamis, V. Ciulli, F. Cossutti, G. Cullen, A. Denner, S. Dittmaier, J. Fleischer, R. Frederix, S. Frixione, J. Gao, L. Garren, S. Gascon-Shotkin, N. Greiner, J. P. Guillet, T. Hapola, N. P. Hartland, G. Heinrich, G. Hesketh, V. Hirschi, H. Hoeth, J. Huston, T. Ježo, S. Kallweit, K. Kovařík, F. Krauss, A. Kusina, Z. Liang, P. Lenzi, L. Lönnblad, J. J. Lopez-Villarejo, G. Luisoni, D. Maître, F. Maltoni, P. Mastrolia, P. M. Nadolsky, E. Nurse, C. Oleari, F. I. Olness, G. Ossola, E. Pilon, R. Pittau, S. Plätzer, S. Pozzorini, S. Prestel, E. Re, T. Reiter, T. Riemann, J. Rojo, G. P. Salam, S. Sapeta, I. Schienbein, M. Schönherr, H. Schulz, M. Schulze, M. Schwoerer, P. Skands, J. M. Smillie, G. Somogyi, G. Soyez, T. Stavreva, I. W. Stewart, M. Stockton, Z. Szor, F. J. Tackmann, P. Torrielli, F. Tramontano, M. Tripiana, Z. Trócsányi, M. Ubiali, V. Yundin, S. Weinzierl, J. Winter, J. Y. Yu, K. Zapp

The 2011 Les Houches workshop was the first to confront LHC data. In the two years since the previous workshop there have been significant advances in both soft and hard QCD, particularly in the areas of multi-leg NLO calculations, the inclusion of those NLO calculations into parton shower Monte Carlos, and the tuning of the non-perturbative parameters of those Monte Carlos. These proceedings describe the theoretical advances that have taken place, the impact of the early LHC data, and the areas for future development. Read More

Under the assumption that the dijet excess seen by the CDF Collaboration near 150 Gev in Wjj production is due to the lightest technipion of the low-scale technicolor process $\rho_T \rightarrow W \pi_T$, we study its observability in LHC detectors with 1--20 inverse femtobarns of data. We describe interesting new kinematic tests that can provide independent confirmation of this LSTC hypothesis. We find that cuts similar to those employed by CDF, and recently by ATLAS, cannot confirm the dijet signal. Read More

**Authors:**LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group, S. Dittmaier

^{1}, C. Mariotti

^{2}, G. Passarino

^{3}, R. Tanaka

^{4}, S. Alekhin, J. Alwall, E. A. Bagnaschi, A. Banfi, J. Blumlein, S. Bolognesi, N. Chanon, T. Cheng, L. Cieri, A. M. Cooper-Sarkar, M. Cutajar, S. Dawson, G. Davies, N. De Filippis, G. Degrassi, A. Denner, D. D'Enterria, S. Diglio, B. Di Micco, R. Di Nardo, R. K. Ellis, A. Farilla, S. Farrington, M. Felcini, G. Ferrera, M. Flechl, D. de Florian, S. Forte, S. Ganjour, M. V. Garzelli, S. Gascon-Shotkin, S. Glazov, S. Goria, M. Grazzini, J. -Ph. Guillet, C. Hackstein, K. Hamilton, R. Harlander, M. Hauru, S. Heinemeyer, S. Hoche, J. Huston, C. Jackson, P. Jimenez-Delgado, M. D. Jorgensen, M. Kado, S. Kallweit, A. Kardos, N. Kauer, H. Kim, M. Kovac, M. Kramer, F. Krauss, C. -M. Kuo, S. Lehti, Q. Li, N. Lorenzo, F. Maltoni, B. Mellado, S. O. Moch, A. Muck, M. Muhlleitner, P. Nadolsky, P. Nason, C. Neu, A. Nikitenko, C. Oleari, J. Olsen, S. Palmer, S. Paganis, C. G. Papadopoulos, T . C. Petersen, F. Petriello, F. Petrucci, G. Piacquadio, E. Pilon, C. T. Potter, J. Price, I. Puljak, W. Quayle, V. Radescu, D. Rebuzzi, L. Reina, J. Rojo, D. Rosco, G. P. Salam, A. Sapronov, J. Schaarschmidt, M. Schonherr, M. Schumacher, F. Siegert, P. Slavich, M. Spira, I. W. Stewart, W. J. Stirling, F. Stockli, C. Sturm, F. J. Tackmann, R. S. Thorne, D. Tommasini, P. Torrielli, F. Tramontano, Z. Trocsanyi, M. Ubiali, S. Uccirati, M. Vazquez Acosta, T. Vickey, A. Vicini, W. J. Waalewijn, D. Wackeroth, M. Warsinsky, M. Weber, M. Wiesemann, G. Weiglein, J. Yu, G. Zanderighi

**Affiliations:**

^{1}eds.,

^{2}eds.,

^{3}eds.,

^{4}eds.

This Report summarises the results of the second year's activities of the LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group. The main goal of the working group was to present the state of the art of Higgs Physics at the LHC, integrating all new results that have appeared in the last few years. The first working group report Handbook of LHC Higgs Cross Sections: 1. Read More

We present a program for the numerical evaluation of scalar integrals and tensor form factors entering the calculation of one-loop amplitudes which supports the use of complex masses in the loop integrals. The program is built on an earlier version of the golem95 library, which performs the reduction to a certain set of basis integrals using a formalism where inverse Gram determinants can be avoided. It can be used to calculate one-loop amplitudes with arbitrary masses in an algebraic approach as well as in the context of a unitarity-inspired numerical reconstruction of the integrand. Read More

**Authors:**Thomas Reiter, Gavin Cullen, Nicolas Greiner, Alberto Guffanti, Jean-Philippe Guillet, Gudrun Heinrich, Stefan Karg, Nikolas Kauer, Tobias Kleinschmidt, Maciej Koch-Janusz, Gionata Luisoni, Pierpaolo Mastrolia, Giovanni Ossola, Eric Pilon, Mark Rodgers, Francesco Tramontano, Ioan Wigmore

**Category:**High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

In this talk we present techniques for calculating one-loop amplitudes for multi-leg processes using Feynman diagrammatic methods in a semi-algebraic context. Our approach combines the advantages of the different methods allowing for a fast evaluation of the amplitude while monitoring the numerical stability of the calculation. In phase space regions close to singular kinematics we use a method avoiding spurious Gram determinants in the calculation. Read More

We report on the current status of the Golem project which aims at the construction of a general one-loop evaluator for matrix elements. We construct the one-loop matrix elements from Feynman diagrams in a highly automated way and provide a library for the reduction and numerically stable evaluation of the tensor integrals involved in this approach. Furthermore, we present applications to physics processes relevant for the LHC. Read More

**Authors:**T. Binoth, G. Dissertori, J. Huston, R. Pittau, J. R. Andersen, J. Archibald, S. Badger, R. D. Ball, G. Bevilacqua, I. Bierenbaum, T. Binoth, F. Boudjema, R. Boughezal, A. Bredenstein, R. Britto, M. Campanelli, J. Campbell, L. Carminati, G. Chachamis, V. Ciulli, G. Cullen, M. Czakon, L. Del Debbio, A. Denner, G. Dissertori, S. Dittmaier, S. Forte, R. Frederix, S. Frixione, E. Gardi, M. V. Garzelli, S. Gascon-Shotkin, T. Gehrmann, A. Gehrmann-De Ridder, W. Giele, T. Gleisberg, E. W. N. Glover, N. Greiner, A. Guffanti, J. -Ph. Guillet, A. van Hameren, G. Heinrich, S. Hoeche, M. Huber, J. Huston, M. Jaquier, S. Kallweit, S. Karg, N. Kauer, F. Krauss, J. I. Latorre, A. Lazopoulos, P. Lenzi, G. Luisoni, R. Mackeprang, L. Magnea, D. Maitre, D. Majumder, I. Malamos, F. Maltoni, K. Mazumdar, P. Nadolsky, P. Nason, C. Oleari, F. Olness, C. G. Papadopoulos, G. Passarino, E. Pilon, R. Pittau, S. Pozzorini, T. Reiter, J. Reuter, M. Rodgers, G. Rodrigo, J. Rojo, G. Sanguinetti, F. -P. Schilling, M. Schumacher, S. Schumann, R. Schwienhorst, P. Skands, H. Stenzel, F. Stoeckli, R. Thorne, M. Ubiali, P. Uwer, A. Vicini, M. Warsinsky, G. Watt, J. Weng, I. Wigmore, S. Weinzierl, J. Winter, M. Worek, G. Zanderighi

**Category:**High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

This report summarizes the activities of the SM and NLO Multileg Working Group of the Workshop "Physics at TeV Colliders", Les Houches, France 8-26 June, 2009. Read More

We study the production of a large-pT photon in association with a jet in proton-proton collisions. We examine the sensitivity of the jet rapidity distribution to the gluon distribution function in the proton. We then assess the sensitivity of various photon + jet correlation observables to the photon fragmentation functions. Read More

We present a program for the numerical evaluation of form factors entering the calculation of one-loop amplitudes with up to six external legs. The program is written in Fortran95 and performs the reduction to a certain set of basis integrals numerically, using a formalism where inverse Gram determinants can be avoided. It can be used to calculate one-loop amplitudes with massless internal particles in a fast and numerically stable way. Read More

**Authors:**Z. Bern

^{1}, S. Dittmaier

^{2}, L. Dixon

^{3}, G. Heinrich

^{4}, J. Huston

^{5}, B. Kersevan

^{6}, Z. Kunszt

^{7}, D. E. Soper

^{8}, C. Bernicot, T. Binoth, F. Boudjema, R. Britto, J. Campbell, M. Czakon, A. Denner, G. Dissertori, G. Duplancic, R. K. Ellis, R. Frederix, T. Gehrmann, A. Gehrmann-De Ridder, W. T. Giele, E. W. N. Glover, J. P. Guillet, S. Kallweit, S. Karg, N. Kauer, D. A. Kosower, F. Krauss, N. D. Le, P. Mastrolia, A. Mitov, S. Moch, S. Odaka, G. Ossola, C. G. Papadopoulos, E. Pilon, R. Pittau, T. Reiter, G. Sanguinetti, S. Schumann, C. Schwinn, P. Z. Skands, H. Stenzel, P. Uwer, S. Weinzierl, G. Zanderighi

**Affiliations:**

^{1}conveners,

^{2}conveners,

^{3}conveners,

^{4}conveners,

^{5}conveners,

^{6}conveners,

^{7}conveners,

^{8}conveners

**Category:**High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

This report summarizes the activities of the NLM working group of the Workshop "Physics at TeV Colliders", Les Houches, France, 11-29 June, 2007. Read More

**Authors:**C. Buttar, S. Dittmaier, V. Drollinger, S. Frixione, A. Nikitenko, S. Willenbrock S. Abdullin, E. Accomando, D. Acosta, A. Arbuzov, R. D. Ball, A. Ballestrero, P. Bartalini, U. Baur, A. Belhouari, S. Belov, A. Belyaev, D. Benedetti, T. Binoth, S. Bolognesi, S. Bondarenko, E. E. Boos, F. Boudjema, A. Bredenstein, V. E. Bunichev, C. Buttar, J. M. Campbell, C. Carloni Calame, S. Catani, R. Cavanaugh, M. Ciccolini, J. Collins, A. M. Cooper-Sarkar, G. Corcella, S. Cucciarelli, G. Davatz, V. DelDuca, A. Denner, J. D'Hondt, S. Dittmaier, V. Drollinger, A. Drozdetskiy, L. V. Dudko, M. Duehrssen, R. Frazier, S. Frixione, J. Fujimoto, S. Gascon-Shotkin, T. Gehrmann, A. Gehrmann-De Ridder, A. Giammanco, A. -S. Giolo-Nicollerat, E. W. N. Glover, R. M. Godbole, A. Grau, M. Grazzini, J. -Ph. Guillet, A. Gusev, R. Harlander, R. Hegde, G. Heinrich, J. Heyninck, J. Huston, T. Ishikawa, A. Kalinowski, T. Kaneko, K. Kato, N. Kauer, W. Kilgore, M. Kirsanov, A. Korytov, M. Kraemer, A. Kulesza, Y. Kurihara, S. Lehti, L. Magnea, F. Mahmoudi, E. Maina, F. Maltoni, C. Mariotti, B. Mellado, D. Mercier, G. Mitselmakher, G. Montagna, A. Moraes, M. Moretti, S. Moretti, I. Nakano, P. Nason, O. Nicrosini, A. Nikitenko, M. R. Nolten, F. Olness, Yu. Pakhotin, G. Pancheri, F. Piccinini, E. Pilon, R. Pittau, S. Pozzorini, J. Pumplin, W. Quayle, D. A. Ross, R. Sadykov, M. Sandhoff, V. I. Savrin, A. Schmidt, M. Schulze, S. Schumann, B. Scurlock, A. Sherstnev, P. Skands, G. Somogyi, J. Smith, M. Spira, Y. Srivastava, H. Stenzel, Y. Sumino, R. Tanaka, Z. Trocsanyi, S. Tsuno, A. Vicini, D. Wackeroth, M. M. Weber, C. Weiser, S. Willenbrock, S. L. Wu, M. Zanetti

**Category:**High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

This Report summarises the activities of the "SM and Higgs" working group for the Workshop "Physics at TeV Colliders", Les Houches, France, 2-20 May, 2005. On the one hand, we performed a variety of experimental and theoretical studies on standard candles (such as W, Z, and ttbar production), treating them either as proper signals of known physics, or as backgrounds to unknown physics; we also addressed issues relevant to those non-perturbative or semi-perturbative ingredients, such as Parton Density Functions and Underlying Events, whose understanding will be crucial for a proper simulation of the actual events taking place in the detectors. On the other hand, several channels for the production of the Higgs, or involving the Higgs, have been considered in some detail. Read More

**Authors:**Patrick Aurenche

^{1}, Michel Fontannaz

^{2}, Jean-Philippe Guillet

^{3}, Eric Pilon

^{4}, Monique Werlen

^{5}

**Affiliations:**

^{1}LAPTH,

^{2}LPT,

^{3}LAPTH,

^{4}LAPTH,

^{5}LAPTH

**Category:**High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

In the light of the new prompt photon data collected by PHENIX at RHIC and by D0 at the run II of the Tevatron, we revisit the world prompt photon data, both inclusive and isolated, in hadronic collisions, and compare them with the NLO QCD calculations implemented in the Monte Carlo programme JETPHOX. Read More

We present a formalism for the calculation of multi-particle one-loop amplitudes, valid for an arbitrary number N of external legs, and for massive as well as massless particles. A new method for the tensor reduction is suggested which naturally isolates infrared divergences by construction. We prove that for N>4, higher dimensional integrals can be avoided. Read More

Different approaches are presented to investigate diffusion from a point source in a slab delimited by two absorbing boundaries consisting of parallel infinite planes. These approaches enable to consider the effect of absorption at the boundaries as well as the possibility that the particles that diffuse react with the diffusive medium. Read More

**Authors:**S. Alekhin, C. Balazs, R. Ball, T. Binoth, E. Boos, M. Botje, M. Cacciari, S. Catani, V. Del Duca, M. Dobbs, S. D. Ellis, R. Field, D. de Florian, S. Forte, E. Gardi, T. Gehrmann, A. Gehrmann-De Ridder, W. Giele, E. W. N. Glover, M. Grazzini, J. -Ph. Guillet, G. Heinrich, J. Huston, I. Hinchliffe, V. Ilyin, J. Kanzaki, K. Kato, B. Kersevan, N. Kidonakis, A. Kulesza, Y. Kurihara, E. Laenen, K. Lassila-Perini, L. Lonnblad, L. Magnea, M. Mangano, K. Mazumudar, S. Moch, S. Mrenna, P. Nadolsky, P. Nason, F. Olness, F. Paige, E. Pilon, I. Puljak, J. Pumplin, E. Richter-Was, G. Salam, R. Scalise, M. Seymour, T. Sjostrand, G. Sterman, M. Tonnesmann, E. Tournefier, W. Vogelsang, A. Vogt, R. Vogt, B. Webber, C. -P. Yuan, D. Zeppenfeld

**Category:**High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

This Report documents the results obtained by the Working Group on Quantum ChromoDynamics and the Standard Model for the Workshop ``Physics at TeV Colliders'', Les Houches, France, 21 May - 1 June 2001. The account of uncertainties in Parton Distribution Functions is reviewed. Progresses in the description of multiparton final states at Next-to-Leading Order and the extension of calculations for precision QCD observables beyond this order are summarized. Read More

We consider the production of isolated prompt photons in hadronic collisions. We present a general discussion in QCD perturbation theory of the isolation criterion used by hadron collider experiments. The isolation criterion is implemented in a computer programme of the Monte Carlo type, which evaluates the production cross section at next-to-leading order accuracy in perturbative QCD. Read More

We discuss the production of photon-pion and pion pairs with a large invariant mass at collider energies. We present a study based on a perturbative QCD calculation at full next-to-leading order accuracy, implemented in the computer programme DIPHOX. We give estimations for various observables, which concern the reducible background to the Higgs boson search in the channel H --> gamma gamma, in the mass range 80-140 GeV at the LHC. Read More

We discuss the production of pion pairs with a large invariant mass in hadronic collisions. We present a study based on a perturbative QCD calculation at full next-to-leading order accuracy, implemented in the computer programme DIPHOX. We provide a comparison of various predictions with the corresponding observables measured by the E706 fixed target experiment. Read More

**Affiliations:**

^{1}LAPTH, Annecy,

^{2}LAPTH, Annecy,

^{3}LAPTH, Annecy,

^{4}LAPTH, Annecy

**Category:**High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

We discuss effects induced by beyond leading order contributions to photon pair production. We point out that next to leading order contributions to the fragmentation component of the signal lead to a change in the shape of distributions. This is already mildly visible in present Tevatron data though stringent isolation criteria tend to suppress the fragmentation component considerably. Read More

**Authors:**P. Aurenche, C. Balazs, R. D. Ball, T. Binoth, E. Boos, S. Catani, J. Collins, V. del Duca, M. Dittmar, M. Fontannaz, S. Frixione, J. P. Guillet, G. Heinrich, J. Huston, V. Ilyin, Y. Kato, K. Odagiri, F. Paige, E. Pilon, A. Pukhov, I. Puljak, A. Semenov, A. Skatchkova, D. Soper, V. Tano, S. Tapprogge, W. K. Tung, W. Vogelsang, M. Werlen, D. Zeppenfeld

The Les Houches Workshop on Physics at TeV Colliders took place from June 8-18, 1999. One of the three working groups at Les Houches concentrated on QCD issues, both at the Tevatron Collider and at the LHC. Besides the interest in QCD in its own right, QCD dynamics plays an important role in the production mechanisms for any new physics process that might be observed at either collider, as well as any processes that may form backgrounds to the new physics. Read More

**Authors:**S. Catani, M. Dittmar, D. Soper, W. J. Stirling, S. Tapprogge, S. Alekhin, P. Aurenche, C. Balazs, R. D. Ball, G. Battistoni, E. L. Berger, T. Binoth, R. Brock, D. Casey, G. Corcella, V. Del Duca, A. Del Fabbro, A. De Roeck, C. Ewerz, D. de Florian, M. Fontannaz, S. Frixione, W. T. Giele, M. Grazzini, J. P. Guillet, G. Heinrich, J. Huston, J. Kalk, A. L. Kataev, K. Kato, S. Keller, M. Klasen, D. A. Kosower, A. Kulesza, Z. Kunszt, A. Kupco V. A. Ilyin, L. Magnea, M. L. Mangano, A. D. Martin, K. Mazumdar, Ph. Mine, M. Moretti, W. L. van Neerven, G. Parente, D. Perret-Gallix, E. Pilon, A. E. Pukhov, I. Puljak, J. Pumplin, E. Richter-Was, R. G. Roberts, G. P. Salam, M. H. Seymour, N. Skachkov, A. V. Sidorov, H. Stenzel, D. Stump, R. S. Thorne, D. Treleani, W. K. Tung, A. Vogt, B. R. Webber, M. Werlen, S. Zmouchko

We discuss issues of QCD at the LHC including parton distributions, Monte Carlo event generators, the available next-to-leading order calculations, resummation, photon production, small x physics, double parton scattering, and backgrounds to Higgs production. Read More

We discuss the production of photon pairs in hadronic collisions, from fixed target to LHC energies. The study which follows is based on a QCD calculation at full next-to-leading order accuracy, including single and double fragmentation contributions, and implemented in the form of a general purpose computer program of "partonic event generator" type. To illustrate the possibilities of this code, we present the comparison with observables measured by the WA70 and D0 collaborations, and some predictions for the irreducible background to the search of Higgs bosons at LHC in the channel $h \to \gamma \gamma$. Read More

We discuss fixed target and ISR inclusive photon production and attempt a comparison between theory and experiments. The dependence of the theoretical predictions on the structure functions, and on the renormalization and factorization scales is investigated. The main result of this study is that the data cannot be simultaneously fitted with a single set of scales and structure functions. Read More

**Affiliations:**

^{1}CERN,

^{2}LPTHE,

^{3}LAPTH

**Category:**High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

We study the production of isolated photons in $e^+e^-$ annihilation and give the proof of the all-order factorization of the collinear singularities. These singularities are absorbed in the standard fragmentation functions of partons into a photon, while the effects of the isolation are consistently included in the short-distance cross section. We compute this cross section at order $\as$ and show that it contains large double logarithms of the isolation parameters. Read More

Recently the factorization property has been claimed to be broken in the cross section for the production of isolated prompt photons emitted in the final state of hadronic $e^ + e^-$ annihilation. We contest this claim. Read More

: We examine again the problem of the damping rate of a moving heavy fermion in a hot plasma within the resummed perturbative theory of Pisarski and Braaten. The ansatz for its evaluation which relates it to the imaginary part of the fermion propagator pole in the framework of a self-consistent approach is critically analyzed. As already pointed out by various authors, the only way to define the rate is through additional implementation of magnetic screening. Read More