papers/talks

Recent Papers

For a full list of publications, please visit my page on INSPIRE-HEP.

*Indicates undergraduate student

  • *B. Bauer, D. Pitonyak and *C. Shay, “Numerical study of the twist-3 asymmetry ALT in single-inclusive electron-nucleon and proton-proton collisions,” Phys. Rev. D 107, 014013 (2023) [arXiv:2210.14334 [hep-ph]].

  • L. Gamberg, *M. Malda, *J. A. Miller, D. Pitonyak, A. Prokudin and N. Sato, “Updated QCD global analysis of single transverse-spin asymmetries I: Extracting H~, and the role of the Soffer bound and lattice QCD,” Phys. Rev. D 106, 034014 (2022) [arXiv:2205.00999 [hep-ph]].

  • M. Boglione, M. Diefenthaler, S. Dolan, L. Gamberg, W. Melnitchouk, D. Pitonyak, A. Prokudin, N. Sato and Z. Scalyer, “New tool for kinematic regime estimation in semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering,” JHEP 2204, 084 (2022) [arXiv:2201.12197 [hep-ph]].

  • S. Bhattacharya, Z. B. Kang, A. Metz, G. Penn and D. Pitonyak, “First global QCD analysis of the TMD g1T from semi-inclusive DIS data,” Phys. Rev. D 105, 034007 (2022) [arXiv:2110.10253 [hep-ph]].

  • D. Adamiak, Y. V. Kovchegov, W. Melnitchouk, D. Pitonyak, N. Sato and M. D. Sievert, “First analysis of world polarized DIS data with small-x helicity evolution,” Phys. Rev. D 104, L031501 (2021) [arXiv:2102.06159 [hep-ph]].


  • L. Gamberg, Z. B. Kang, D. Pitonyak, A. Prokudin, N. Sato and R. Seidl, “Electron-Ion Collider impact study on the tensor charge of the nucleon,” Phys. Lett. B 816, 136255 (2021) [arXiv:2101.06200 [hep-ph]].


  • *J. Cammarota, L. Gamberg, Z. B. Kang, *J. A. Miller, D. Pitonyak, A. Prokudin, T. C. Rogers and N. Sato, “Origin of single transverse-spin asymmetries in high-energy collisions,” Phys. Rev. D 102, 054002 (2020) [arXiv:2002.08384 [hep-ph]].


  • L. Gamberg, Z. B. Kang, D. Pitonyak, M. Schlegel and S. Yoshida, “Polarized hyperon production in single-inclusive electron-positron annihilation at next-to-leading order,” JHEP 1901, 111 (2019) [arXiv:1810.08645 [hep-ph]].




recent talks

Presented by D. Pitonyak unless otherwise stated

*Indicates undergraduate student

  • “Numerical Study of Single-Inclusive Longitudinal-Transverse Double-Spin Asymmetries in Electron-Proton and Proton-Proton Collisions,” Contributed poster at the Conference Experience for Undergraduates at the APS Division of Nuclear Physics Fall Meeting, Oct. 28, 2022, New Orleans, LA. Presented by *Brandon Bauer.

  • “Updated QCD Global Analysis of SSAs: H~, the Soffer Bound, and Lattice gT,” Invited talk at the 6th International Workshop on Transverse Polarization Phenomena, May 24, 2022, remote.

  • “Updated QCD Global Analysis of SSAs: New Experimental Data and Constraints,” Invited talk at the QCD Evolution Workshop, May 11, 2022, Charlottesville, VA.

  • “Updated QCD Global Analysis of Single Transverse-Spin Asymmetries with Additional Constraints from Experimental Data and Lattice QCD,” Contributed talk at the APS April Meeting, Apr. 9, 2022, New York, NY. Presented by *Michel Malda.

  • “Analysis of the cos2φ and cosφ Modulations in Semi-Inclusive Deep-Inelastic Scatterring,” Contributed talk at the APS April Meeting, Apr. 9, 2022, New York, NY. Presented by *Ben Gordon.

  • “First global QCD analysis of the TMD g1T from semi-inclusive DIS data,” Invited seminar at the COMPASS Analysis Meeting, Jan. 20, 2022, remote.

  • “Multi-Parton Fragmentation Functions in a QCD Global Analysis of Single Transverse-Spin Asymmetries,” Invited talk at the Institute for Nuclear Theory Workshop on Fragmentation Functions, Nov. 2, 2021, remote.

  • “Small-x Helicity Evolution and the Proton Spin Puzzle,” Invited talk at the 24th International Spin Symposium, Oct. 22, 2021, remote.

  • “Status of Phenomenology for the Transversity Distribution,” Invited talk at the 5th Workshop on the QCD Structure of the Nucleon, Oct. 4, 2021, remote.