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

Abstract

In this study, 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. We find that for all jet multiplicities the NLO corrections are sizeable. This is particularly true in the presence of kinematic selections enhancing the VBF topology, which are based on vetoing additional jet activity. In this case, precise predictions for the background can be made using our calculation by taking the difference between the inclusive H+2 jets and the inclusive H+3 jets result.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [3];  [3]
  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:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1185175
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1239139
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-16298
Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479; arXiv:1506.01016
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515; AC03-76SF00515
Resource Type:
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
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Phenomenology-HEP; HEPPH; Higgs boson; QCD; collider physics; NLO calculations; NLO computations; Hadronic Colliders

Citation Formats

Greiner, Nicolas, Hoeche, Stefan, Luisoni, Gionata, Schonherr, Marek, Winter, Jan -Christopher, and Yundin, Valery. Phenomenological analysis of Higgs boson production through gluon fusion in association with jets. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1007/JHEP01(2016)169.
Greiner, Nicolas, Hoeche, Stefan, Luisoni, Gionata, Schonherr, Marek, Winter, Jan -Christopher, & Yundin, Valery. Phenomenological analysis of Higgs boson production through gluon fusion in association with jets. United States. doi:10.1007/JHEP01(2016)169.
Greiner, Nicolas, Hoeche, Stefan, Luisoni, Gionata, Schonherr, Marek, Winter, Jan -Christopher, and Yundin, Valery. Wed . "Phenomenological analysis of Higgs boson production through gluon fusion in association with jets". United States. doi:10.1007/JHEP01(2016)169. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1185175.
@article{osti_1185175,
title = {Phenomenological analysis of Higgs boson production through gluon fusion in association with jets},
author = {Greiner, Nicolas and Hoeche, Stefan and Luisoni, Gionata and Schonherr, Marek and Winter, Jan -Christopher and Yundin, Valery},
abstractNote = {In this study, 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. We find that for all jet multiplicities the NLO corrections are sizeable. This is particularly true in the presence of kinematic selections enhancing the VBF topology, which are based on vetoing additional jet activity. In this case, precise predictions for the background can be made using our calculation by taking the difference between the inclusive H+2 jets and the inclusive H+3 jets result.},
doi = {10.1007/JHEP01(2016)169},
journal = {Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)},
number = 1,
volume = 2016,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {1}
}

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