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Higgs boson pair production at NNLO with top quark mass effects


Grazzini, M; Heinrich, G; Jones, S; Kallweit, S; Kerner, M; Lindert, J M; Mazzitelli, J (2018). Higgs boson pair production at NNLO with top quark mass effects. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2018(5):59.

Abstract

We consider QCD radiative corrections to Higgs boson pair production through gluon fusion in proton collisions. We combine the exact next-to-leading order (NLO) contribution, which features two-loop virtual amplitudes with the full dependence on the top quark mass Mt, with the next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) corrections computed in the large-Mt approximation. The latter are improved with different reweighting techniques in order to account for finite-Mt effects beyond NLO. Our reference NNLO result is obtained by combining one-loop double-real corrections with full Mt dependence with suitably reweighted real--virtual and double-virtual contributions evaluated in the large-Mt approximation. We present predictions for inclusive cross sections in pp collisions at s√=13, 14, 27 and 100TeV and we discuss their uncertainties due to missing Mt effects. Our approximated NNLO corrections increase the NLO result by an amount ranging from +12% at s√=13TeV to +7% at s√=100TeV, and the residual uncertainty from missing Mt effects is estimated to be at the few percent level. Our calculation is fully differential in the Higgs boson pair and the associated jet activity: we also present predictions for various differential distributions at s√=14 and 100TeV. Our results represent the most advanced perturbative prediction available to date for this process.

Abstract

We consider QCD radiative corrections to Higgs boson pair production through gluon fusion in proton collisions. We combine the exact next-to-leading order (NLO) contribution, which features two-loop virtual amplitudes with the full dependence on the top quark mass Mt, with the next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) corrections computed in the large-Mt approximation. The latter are improved with different reweighting techniques in order to account for finite-Mt effects beyond NLO. Our reference NNLO result is obtained by combining one-loop double-real corrections with full Mt dependence with suitably reweighted real--virtual and double-virtual contributions evaluated in the large-Mt approximation. We present predictions for inclusive cross sections in pp collisions at s√=13, 14, 27 and 100TeV and we discuss their uncertainties due to missing Mt effects. Our approximated NNLO corrections increase the NLO result by an amount ranging from +12% at s√=13TeV to +7% at s√=100TeV, and the residual uncertainty from missing Mt effects is estimated to be at the few percent level. Our calculation is fully differential in the Higgs boson pair and the associated jet activity: we also present predictions for various differential distributions at s√=14 and 100TeV. Our results represent the most advanced perturbative prediction available to date for this process.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Physics Institute
Dewey Decimal Classification:530 Physics
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nuclear and High Energy Physics
Language:English
Date:1 May 2018
Deposited On:25 Oct 2018 10:08
Last Modified:25 Oct 2018 10:53
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1029-8479
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/jhep05(2018)059

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