ABM11 parton distributions and benchmarks.

Sergey Alekhin, Johannes Bluemlein & Sven-Olaf Moch
We present a determination of the nucleon parton distribution functions (PDFs) and of the strong coupling constant $\alpha_s$ at next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) in QCD based on the world data for deep-inelastic scattering and the fixed-target data for the Drell-Yan process. The analysis is performed in the fixed-flavor number scheme for $n_f=3,4,5$ and uses the $\overline{MS}$ scheme for $\alpha_s$ and the heavy quark masses. The fit results are compared with other PDFs and used to compute...