The impact of the LHC nuclear program on nPDFs
Paukkunen, H., & Zurita, P. (2015). The impact of the LHC nuclear program on nPDFs. In Hot Quarks 2014: The 6th edition of Workshop for young scientists on the physics of ultrarelativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions 21–28 September 2014, Andalucia, Spain (pp. 012018). Journal of Physics: Conference Series (612). Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/612/1/012018
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The proton-lead and lead-lead runs at the LHC are providing an enormous amount of data sensitive to the nuclear modifications of the initial state. The measurements explore a region of phase space not probed by previous experiments opening a possibility to test and, hopefully, also improve the current knowledge of nuclear parton densities. In this talk, we discuss to what extent the present quantitative results for the charge asymmetry in electroweak boson production show sensitivity to the nuclear parton distributions.