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Title: Higgs Boson Production at Hadron Colliders: Differential Cross Section Through Next-to-Next-to-Leading Order

Abstract

The authors present a calculation of the fully differential cross section for Higgs boson production in the gluon fusion channel through next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbative QCD. They apply the method introduced in [1] to compute double real emission corrections. The calculation permits arbitrary cuts on the final state in the reaction hh {yields} H + X. it can be easily extended to include decays of the Higgs boson into observable final states. In this Letter, they discuss the most important features of the calculation, and present some examples of physical applications that illustrate the range of observables that can be studied using the result. They compute the NNLO rapidity distribution of the Higgs boson, and also calculate the NNLO rapidity distribution with a veto on jet activity.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (US)
OSTI Identifier:
833020
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-10673
TRN: US0406498
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 8 Sep 2004
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; DIFFERENTIAL CROSS SECTIONS; DISTRIBUTION; GLUONS; HADRONS; HIGGS BOSONS; PARTICLE RAPIDITY; PRODUCTION; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS

Citation Formats

Anastasiou, C. Higgs Boson Production at Hadron Colliders: Differential Cross Section Through Next-to-Next-to-Leading Order. United States: N. p., 2004. Web. doi:10.2172/833020.
Anastasiou, C. Higgs Boson Production at Hadron Colliders: Differential Cross Section Through Next-to-Next-to-Leading Order. United States. doi:10.2172/833020.
Anastasiou, C. Wed . "Higgs Boson Production at Hadron Colliders: Differential Cross Section Through Next-to-Next-to-Leading Order". United States. doi:10.2172/833020. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/833020.
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title = {Higgs Boson Production at Hadron Colliders: Differential Cross Section Through Next-to-Next-to-Leading Order},
author = {Anastasiou, C},
abstractNote = {The authors present a calculation of the fully differential cross section for Higgs boson production in the gluon fusion channel through next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbative QCD. They apply the method introduced in [1] to compute double real emission corrections. The calculation permits arbitrary cuts on the final state in the reaction hh {yields} H + X. it can be easily extended to include decays of the Higgs boson into observable final states. In this Letter, they discuss the most important features of the calculation, and present some examples of physical applications that illustrate the range of observables that can be studied using the result. They compute the NNLO rapidity distribution of the Higgs boson, and also calculate the NNLO rapidity distribution with a veto on jet activity.},
doi = {10.2172/833020},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2004},
month = {9}
}

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