Last updates/additions: 2016-01-30, 2016-01-31, 2016-02-03: , -, [64aa]-[64b], -, 2016-06-13: sanc page becomes in 2016 the official ZFITTER webpage, relocation of Gfitter news.
The official ZFITTER webpage from 5 April 2014 until the end of 2015:
- Website of the ZFITTER project
http://zfitter.education was legally a private one.
In scientific communications, institutional webpage are preferred.
The ZFITTER webpage before zfitter.education exists yet and contains some documentations,
http://zfitter.com. This private webpage was the homepage of ZFITTER from 20 June 2013 till March 2014.
Any of the main ZFITTER authors A. Akhundov, A. Arbuzov, D. Bardin (spokesperson from 1985 till 2005), P. Christova, L. Kalinovskaya, A. Olshevsky, S. Riemann, T. Riemann (spokesperson since 2005).
Preferrably, please contact the spokesperson,
ZFITTER main authors, July 2012:
Left photograph, from left to right:
Lida Kalinovskaya, Pena Christova, Dima Bardin, Tord Riemann, Sabine Riemann,
(Photograph made on occasion of 5th Helmholtz International Summer School
"Calculations for Modern and Future Colliders", July 23 - August 2, 2012, Dubna, Russia,
Middle and right photographs: Sasha Olshevsky and Arif Akhundov.
© firstname.lastname@example.org 2012, © JINR, Dubna, 2012, © A. Akhundov (priv.)
The ZFITTER project
For the Fortran package ZFITTER applies the "CPC non-profit use licence agreement of the Computer Physics Communications Program Library",
The ZFITTER project exists since about 1985. Its development was driven mainly at JINR, Dubna, Russia, in cooperation with other institutions in Azerbaidshan, Bulgaria, Germany, Russia.
The project comprizes about 2.2 millions of Euros (equivalent to 155 millions of Rubles or 2.4 millions of dollars), if only counting the investment of about 30 FTE's (Full Time Equivalents) on a
regular basis of highly qualified scientists with present-day salary in e.g. Germany.
About half of that is due to project management, and half is due to creation of the software.
One half of the second, in turn, is due to the creation of the Standard Model library of ZFITTER:
7.5 FTE, 550,000 Euro. The same amount is due to the treatment of QED corrections in ZFITTER.
The estimates are very conservative. They are mentioned here in order to evidence the importance of a proper use of ZFITTER.
The excellence and uniqueness of the ZFITTER project are highly esteemed in the scientific community.
The ZFITTER team was honored for “Theoretical support of experiments at the Z resonance for precision
tests of the Standard Model” with the First Scientific Award of JINR, Dubna on 19 January 2001. The referee
was Academician Professor Lew B. Okun, ITEP, Moscow. Okun expected already then that the project will set
the international standards for a long period, including the two-loop accuracy.
The honored ZFITTER authors:
Professor D. Bardin (JINR, Dubna), Professor M. Bilenky (then JINR, Dubna), Professor P. Christova (Univ.
Shoumen, Bulgaria), Professor M. Jack (Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida), Professor L. Kalinovskaya
(JINR, Dubna), Professor A. Olshevsky (JINR, Dubna), Dr. S. Riemann (DESY, Zeuthen), Dr. T.
Riemann (DESY, Zeuthen).
ZFITTER is a Fortran package for the evaluation of quantum field theoretical corrections, as predicted in the Standard Model of elementary particles and variations of it, to a variety of
notably those related to the Z-boson resonance peak studied by the LEP collaborations ALEPH, DELPHI,
L3, OPAL at CERN and by the prestigeous LEP Electroweak Working Group.
ZFITTER is being used for an uncountable amount of experimental and phenomenological studies. The masses of the top
quark and of the (assumed) Higgs boson were predicted with ZFITTER, from virtual quantum corrections to lower-energy observables, prior to their discoveries in 1995 and 2012.
The perhaps most important applications for the
elementary particle physics community may be found at the webpage of the LEP electroweak working group
The prediction of the Higgs mass, assuming the Standard Model being valid, derived from
radiative corrections to precision observables measured at LEP and other facilities, is visualized in the popular Blue Band Plot of the LEPEWWG [figure from ]:
The precision electroweak measurements yield a mass of the Standard-Model Higgs boson which is lower than about 152 GeV (one-sided 95 percent confidence level upper limit derived from
for the blue band, thus including both the experimental and the theoretical uncertainty).
The Blue Band Plot of the LEPEWWG is made with the ZFITTER package, in its latest version of 2008 with ZFITTER v. 6.43.
It is cited in the "Scientific Background on the Nobel Prize in Physics 2013":
"The BEH-Mechanism, Interactions with Short Range Forces and Scalar Particles" on
The ZFITTER software package
Many versions of the ZFITTER package, from v.4.00 (June 1992) to v.6.43 (17 July 2008), are available on request. Older versions seem to be lost.
The following three ZFITTER packages are available from the "Computer Physics Communications Program Library":
DIZET (June 1989)
 CPC Catalogue identifier ABRL:
"DIZET - electroweak one loop corrections for e+e− → f+f− around the Z0 peak",
 Comput. Phys. Commun. 59(1990)303, PHE 89-09 (June 1989)
Authors of the Fortran package DIZET: Dubna-Zeuthen EWRC group (see also the list of authors in )
Authors of the program description: D.Yu. Bardin, P.Ch. Christova, M.S. Bilenky, T. Riemann, M. Sachwitz, H. Vogt
ZFITTER v6.21 (26 July 1999)
 CPC Catalogue identifier ADMJ:
"ZFITTER v6.21, a semi-analytical program for fermion pair production in e+e− annihilation",
 Comput. Phys. Commun. 133(2001)229, hep-ph/9908433,
Authors of the Fortran package ZFITTER v6.21 (quote from the program description):
D. Bardin, M. Bilenky (1987-1994), A. Chizhov (1987-1991), P. Christova (since
1997), O. Fedorenko (1990), M. Jack (1997 [-2000]), L. Kalinovskaya (since 1997), A.
Olshevsky, S. Riemann, T. Riemann, M. Sachwitz (1987-1991), A. Sazonov
(1987-1991), Yu. Sedykh (1989-1991), I. Sheer (1991-1992), L. Vertogradov (1990).
Extra list of authors for the Standard Model library of ZFITTER (quote from the program description):
A. Akhundov (1985-1989), D. Bardin, M. Bilenky (1987-1994), P. Christova, L.
Kalinovskaya (since 1997), S. Riemann, T. Riemann, M. Sachwitz (1987-1991), H.
The author of the subpackage BHANG v4.67 of ZFITTER v6.21 for Bhabha scattering is M. Bilenky (quote from the program description).
Authors of the program description: D. Bardin, M. Bilenky, P. Christova, M. Jack, L. Kalinovskaya, A. Olchevski, S. Riemann, T. Riemann.
ZFITTER v6.42 (18 May 2005)
 CPC Catalogue identifier ADMJ:
"ZFITTER: a semi-analytical program for fermion pair production in e+e− annihilation, from version 6.21 to version 6.42",  Comput. Phys. Commun. 174(2006)728, hep-ph/0507146,
Authors of the original Fortran package ZFITTER (quote from the program description): D. Bardin, P. Christova, M. Jack, L. Kalinovskaya, A. Olchevski, S. Riemann, T. Riemann. Further authors of
ZFITTER v6.42: A. Akhundov, A. Arbuzov, plus the authors mentioned for ZFITTER v6.21 and DIZET and BHANG, see above.
Authors of the program description:
A.B. Arbuzov, M. Awramik, M. Czakon, A. Freitas, M.W. Grünewald, K. Mönig, S. Riemann, T. Riemann.
Several authors of the 2005 program description were not considered as authors of the ZFITTER software:
M. Awramik, M. Czakon, A. Freitas, M.W. Grünewald, K. Mönig;
although A. Freitas and, to a lesser extent, M. Awramik, made notable contributions to the code
The authors of the program description instead constituted the ZFITTER support group. From 2005 till March 1, 2011, the date of
beginning of the Gfitter incident (see below).
The main ZFITTER authors A. Akhundov, A. Arbuzov, D. Bardin, P.
Christova, L. Kalinovskaya, A. Olchevski, S. Riemann, T. Riemann are until now the present responsibles of the project.
Quote from the program description in Comput. Phys. Commun. 174(2006)728, Introduction:
"With the present update of ZFITTER and its description, the maintenance of
the program has been migrated to a group of volunteers, the ZFITTER support
group. [...] The decision to do so was taken together with the original authors of the
program. Since we did not want to change the list of authors in view of the
long-standing history of the program, the idea to create a ZFITTER support group was considered to be an appropriate way to handle the maintenance
situation requiring permanent care about the program. The ZFITTER support
group is composed of authors of ZFITTER version 6.21, long-term users of the
program, and colleagues who contributed substantially to its present state. We
hope that a kernel of us will stay with ZFITTER as long as the code is needed
by the community.
A correct citation of the ZFITTER package will include reference , together
with the present update."
- a selection
Articles and unpublished preprints
A comprehensive list may be found in 
 D. Bardin and N. Shumeiko,
"An Exact Calculation of the Lowest Order Electromagnetic
Correction to the Elastic Scattering",
Nucl. Phys. B127 (1977) 242.
 D. Bardin and O. Fedorenko,
"On high order effects for fermion elastic scattering processes in
Weinberg-Salam theory. 1. Renormalization scheme",
Dubna preprint JINR-P2-11413 (1978),
unpublished, scan: JINR-P2-11413.pdf.
D. Bardin and O. Fedorenko,
"On high order effects for fermion elastic scattering processes in
Weinberg-Salam theory. 2. Calculation of one loop diagrams",
Dubna preprint JINR-P2-11414
(1978), unpublished, scan: JINR-P2-11414.pdf.
D. Bardin, P. Khristova, and O. Fedorenko,
"On the lowest order electroweak corrections to
spin 1/2 fermion scattering. 1. The one loop diagrammar",
Nucl. Phys. B175 (1980) 435.
D.Y. Bardin, P.K. Khristova, and O. Fedorenko,
"On the lowest order electroweak corrections
to spin 1/2 fermion scattering. 2. The one loop amplitudes",
Nucl. Phys. B197 (1982) 1.
 G. Mann and T. Riemann,
"Effective flavor changing weak neutral current in the standard
theory and Z boson decay",
Annalen Phys. 40 (1984) 334, Zeuthen preprint PHE 83-03, scan:
A. Akhundov, D. Bardin, and T. Riemann,
"Hunting the hidden standard Higgs",
B166 (1986) 111. Dubna preprint JINR-E2-85-454, doi:10.1016/0370-2693(86)91166-4.
A. Akhundov, D. Bardin, and T. Riemann,
"Electroweak One Loop Corrections to the Decay of
the Neutral Vector Boson",
Nucl. Phys. B276 (1986) 1, doi:10.1016/0550-3213(86)90014-3.
 D. Bardin, S. Riemann, and T. Riemann,
"Electroweak one loop corrections to the decay of the
charged vector boson",
Z. Phys. C32 (1986) 121-125, doi:10.1007/BF01441360.
D. Bardin, M. Bilenky, O. Fedorenko, and T. Riemann,
"The electromagnetic α³ contributions
to e+e− annihilation into fermions in the electroweak theory. Total cross-section σ and
integrated asymmetry AFB",
1988, Dubna preprint JINR-E2-88-324, unpublished, scan: KEK.
 D.Yu. Bardin, A. Leike, T. Riemann, M. Sachwitz,
"Energy Dependent Width Effects in e+e− Annihilation Near the Z Boson Pole",
Phys. Lett. B206 (1988) 539-542.
 D. Bardin, M. Bilenky, G. Mitselmakher, T. Riemann, and M. Sachwitz,
"A realistic approach
to the standard Z peak",
Z. Phys. C44 (1989) 493, doi:10.1007/BF01415565 (PHE 88-03 ,KEK
D. Bardin and A. Chizhov,
"On the O(α_em α_s) corrections to electroweak observables", in: D.
Bardin et al. (Eds.), "Proc. Int. Topical Seminar on Physics of e+e− Interactions at LEP
energies", 15-16 Nov. 1988, JINR Dubna, USSR, JINR preprint E2-89-525, 1989, pp. 42-48
 D.Yu. Bardin, M.S. Bilenky, A. Chizhov, A. Sazonov, Yu. Sedykh, T. Riemann, M. Sachwitz,
"The Convolution Integral for the Forward-Backward Asymmetry in e+e− Annihilation",
Phys. Lett. B229 (1989) 405
 M.S. Bilenky, A.A. Sazonov,
"QED corrections at Z0 pole with realistic kinematical cuts",
JINR-E2-89-792, submitted to: Phys. Lett.B
 D. Bardin, M. Bilenky, A. Chizhov, A. Sazonov, O. Fedorenko, T. Riemann, and
"Analytic approach to the complete set of QED corrections to
fermion pair production in e+e− annihilation",
Nucl. Phys. B351 (1991) 1-48
(PHE 89-19, March 1989).
 D.Y. Bardin, M.S. Bilenky, P. Christova, T. Riemann, M. Sachwitz, and H. Vogt,
"DIZET: A program
package for the calculation of electroweak one loop corrections for the process
e+e− → f+f− around the Z0 peak",
Comput. Phys. Commun. 59 (1990) 303-312.
(PHE 89-09, June 1989), KEK scanned document:)
D. Bardin, W. Hollik, and T. Riemann,
"Bhabha scattering with higher order weak loop corrections",
Z. Phys. C49 (1991) 485–490, doi:10.1007/BF01549702
(PHE-90-09, June 1990)
 D. Bardin, M. Bilenky, A. Sazonov, Y. Sedykh, T. Riemann, and M. Sachwitz,
"QED corrections with partial angular integration to fermion pair production in e+e−
Phys. Lett. B255 (1991) 290-296 (PHE 90-17, October 1990) .
 D. Bardin, M. Bilenky, A. Chizhov, O. Fedorenko, S. Ganguli, A. Gurtu, M. Lokajicek,
G. Mitselmakher, A. Olshevsky, J. Ridky, S. Riemann, T. Riemann, M. Sachwitz, A. Sazonov,
A. Schaile, Y. Sedykh, I. Sheer, and L. Vertogradov,
"ZFITTER: An analytical program for fermion pair production in e+e− annihilation",
E-print arXiv:hep-ph/9412201, 1992.
 D. Bardin, M. Bilenky, P. Christova, M. Jack, L. Kalinovskaya, A. Olchevski, S. Riemann,
and T. Riemann,
"ZFITTER v.6.21: A semi-analytical program for fermion pair production in
Comput. Phys. Commun. 133 (2001) 229-395.
D. Bardin, L. Kalinovskaya, S. Riemann, T. Riemann [may be: et al.],
of "Electroweak Working Group Report", authored by
D. Bardin, W. Beenakker, M. Bilenky, W. Hollik, M. Martinez, G. Montagna, O. Nicrosini, V. Novikov, L. Okun, A. Olshevsky, G. Passarino, F. Piccinini, S. Riemann, T. Riemann, A. Rozanov, F. Teubert,
M. Vysotsky, summarizing the results of the activities of the "Working Group on Precision Calculations for the Z Resonance" at CERN during 1994, arXiv:hep-ph/9709229; the report is a part of:
D. Bardin, W. Hollik, G. Passarino (eds.), "Reports of the working group on precision calculations for the Z resonance", CERN 95-03 (31 March 1995).
"Light pair corrections to electron positron annihilation at LEP/SLC",
"Nonsinglet splitting functions in QED",
Phys. Lett. B470 (1999) 252-258,
P. Christova, M. Jack, and T. Riemann,
"Hard photon emission in e+e− → f+f− with realistic
Phys. Lett. B456 (1999) 264-269, [hep-ph/9902408].
D.Y. Bardin, L. Kalinovskaya, and G. Nanava,
"An electroweak library for the calculation of
EWRC to e+e− → f+f− within the topfit project",
D.Y. Bardin, P. Christova, L. Kalinovskaya, and G. Passarino,
"Atomic parity violation and
Eur. Phys. J. C22 (2001) 99-104, [hep-ph/0102233].
M. Awramik, M. Czakon, A. Freitas, and G. Weiglein,
"Complete two-loop electroweak
fermionic corrections to sin²θeff(lept)
and indirect determination of the Higgs boson mass",
Rev. Lett. 93 (2004) 201805, [hep-ph/0407317].
A. Arbuzov, M. Awramik, M. Czakon, A. Freitas, M. Grünewald, K. Mönig, S. Riemann, and
"ZFITTER: A Semi-analytical program for fermion pair production in e+e−
annihilation, from version 6.21 to version 6.42",
Comput.Phys.Commun. 174 (2006) 728-758.
D.Y. Bardin and G. Passarino,
"The standard model in the making: Precision study of the
monography, Oxford University Press, 1999. International series of monographs
on physics, 104
G. Alekseev, D. Bardin, M. S. Bilenky, I. Boyko, G. Chelkov, L. Kalinovskaya, B. Khomenko,
N. Khovansky, O. Kuznetsov, Z. Krumshtein, V. Malyshev, M. Nikolenko, A. Olshevsky,
V. Pozdnyakov, N. Pukhaeva, A. Sadovsky, Y. Sedykh, A. Sisakian, O. Smirnova, L. Tkachev,
I. Tyapkin, L. Vertogradov, A. Vodopianov, N. Zimin, A. Zinchenko, and A. Zinchenko,
DELPHI experiment at LEP",
Part. Nucl. Lett. 98 (2001) 5-22.
"Twelve years of precision calculations for LEP. What’s next?",
overwiev, J. Phys. G29
(2003) 75-82, [hep-ph/0101295].
 T. Riemann,
"Zfitter - past, present, future",
a short historical overwiev,
at the conference
Loops and Legs 2012 .
The contribution to the proceedings of the conference
LL2012_036.pdf was retracted.
A comprehensive historical overwiev is:
A. Akhundov, A. Arbuzov, S. Riemann and T. Riemann,
"The ZFITTER project",
Physics of Particles and Nuclei (May 2014), Volume 45, Issue 3, pp 529-549,
The authors of the article got the Prize of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) for the best publication in 2014 in
"Physics of Elementary Particles and Nuclei" (PEPAN).
Documents related to the Gfitter incident since its dicovery on March 1, 2011, may be found here:
The representative of University of Hamburg makes the following summarizing statement in March 2016:
Nachdem das hiesige Ombudskollegium den von Herrn Riemann vorgetragenen Kasus in all
seiner Komplexität einer genauen Prüfung unterzogen hat, kommt er zu der Bewertung,
"dass die Gfitter-Gruppe um Prof. Dr. J. Haller Software der Zfitter plagiiert hat und sowohl in der Publikation wie auch in der Mail an Prof. Dr. H. Dosch versucht hat, dies zu
verheimlichen. Dies stellt einen schwerwiegenden Verstoß sowohl gegen das Recht wie
auch gegen die Regeln der Guten Wissenschaftlichen Praxis dar."
After a detailed audit by the local Ombudskollegium of the arguments put forward by Mr. Riemann concerning the casus, in all its complexity, he [the Ombudskollegium] comes to the vote,
"That Gfitter group led by Prof. Dr. J. Haller plagiarized software of Zfitter and tried both in the publication as well as in the mail to Prof. Dr. H. Dosch to conceal this. This represents a
serious violation both of the legal right and of the rules of good scientific practice."
The document, as well as the Report of the Ombudskollegium of UHH (dated in November 2015), is available on justified request.
The proposed opportunity of a healing contact of J. Haller and T. Riemann was not perceived by J. Haller.
We will give notice on the consequences of Gfitter's activities after the final statement by UHH.