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Title: Phenomenological analysis of Higgs boson production through gluon fusion in association with jets

We present a detailed phenomenological analysis of the production of a Standard Model Higgs boson in association with up to three jets. We consider the gluon fusion channel using an effective theory in the large top-quark mass limit. Higgs boson production in gluon fusion constitutes an irreducible background to the vector boson fusion (VBF) process; hence the precise knowledge of its characteristics is a prerequisite for any measurement in the VBF channel. The calculation is carried out at next-to-leading order (NLO) in QCD in a fully automated way by combining the two programs GoSAM and SHERPA. We present numerical results for a large variety of observables for both standard cuts and VBF selection cuts.
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  1. DESY Theory Group, Hamburg (Germany)
  2. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  3. Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik, Munchen (Germany)
  4. Univ. Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479; arXiv:1506.01016
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2016; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Springer Berlin
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS Phenomenology-HEP; HEPPH; Higgs boson; QCD; collider physics; NLO calculations