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Higgs pair production at the LHC with NLO and parton-shower effects


Frederix, R; Frixione, S; Hirschi, V; Maltoni, F; Mattelaer, O; Torrielli, P; Vryonidou, E; Zaro, M (2014). Higgs pair production at the LHC with NLO and parton-shower effects. Physics Letters B, 732:142-149.

Abstract

We present predictions for the SM-Higgs-pair production channels of relevance at the LHC: gluon-gluon fusion, VBF, and top-pair, W, Z and single-top associated production. All these results are at the NLO accuracy in QCD, and matched to parton showers by means of the MC@NLO method; hence, they are fully differential. With the exception of the gluon-gluon fusion process, for which a special treatment is needed in order to improve upon the infinite-top-mass limit, our predictions are obtained in a fully automatic way within the publicly available MADGRAPH5_AMC@NLO framework. We show that for all channels in general, and for gluon-gluon fusion and top-pair associated production in particular, NLO corrections reduce the theoretical uncertainties, and are needed in order to arrive at reliable predictions for total rates as well as for distributions.

Abstract

We present predictions for the SM-Higgs-pair production channels of relevance at the LHC: gluon-gluon fusion, VBF, and top-pair, W, Z and single-top associated production. All these results are at the NLO accuracy in QCD, and matched to parton showers by means of the MC@NLO method; hence, they are fully differential. With the exception of the gluon-gluon fusion process, for which a special treatment is needed in order to improve upon the infinite-top-mass limit, our predictions are obtained in a fully automatic way within the publicly available MADGRAPH5_AMC@NLO framework. We show that for all channels in general, and for gluon-gluon fusion and top-pair associated production in particular, NLO corrections reduce the theoretical uncertainties, and are needed in order to arrive at reliable predictions for total rates as well as for distributions.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:2014
Deposited On:20 Feb 2015 22:09
Last Modified:18 Aug 2018 20:26
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0370-2693
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2014.03.026
Project Information:
  • : FunderFP7
  • : Grant ID291377
  • : Project TitleLHCTHEORY - Theoretical predictions and analyses of LHC physics: advancing the precision frontier
  • : FunderSNSF
  • : Grant IDPBELP2_146525
  • : Project TitleHigh precision phenomenology in collider particle physics

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