The Next-to-Leading Dynamics of the BFKL Pomeron


The next-to-leading order (NLO) corrections to the BFKL equation in the BLM optimal scale setting are briefly discussed. A striking feature of the BLM approach is rather weak Q^2-dependence of the Pomeron intercept, which might indicate an approximate conformal symmetry of the equation. An application of the NLO BFKL resummation for the virtual gamma-gamma total cross section shows a good agreement with recent L3 data at CERN LEP2 energies.Comment: 7 pages, 2 eps-figures, presented at International Symposium on Multiparticle Dynamics (ISMD99), August 9-13, 1999, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Islan

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