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Title: Weak vector boson production with many jets at the LHC s = 13 TeV

Signatures with an electroweak vector boson and many jets play a crucial role at the Large Hadron Collider, both in the measurement of Standard-Model parameters and in searches for new physics. Precise predictions for these multiscale processes are therefore indispensable. We present next-to-leading order QCD predictions for W ±/ Z + jets at √ s = 13 TeV , including up to five/four jets in the final state. All production channels are included, and leptonic decays of the vector bosons are considered at the amplitude level. We assess theoretical uncertainties arising from renormalization- and factorization-scale dependence by considering fixed-order dynamical scales based on the H T variable as well as on the MiNLO procedure. We also explore uncertainties associated with different choices of parton-distribution functions. Lastly, we provide event samples that can be explored through publicly available n -tuple sets, generated with BlackHat in combination with Sherpa.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Albert-Ludwigs-Univ., Freiburg (Germany). Physikalisches Inst.
  2. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  3. Univ. of Durham, Durham (United Kingdom). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515; AC02-05CH11231
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 97; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS
OSTI Identifier:
1458461

Anger, F. R., Febres Cordero, F., Hoche, S., and Maitre, D.. Weak vector boson production with many jets at the LHC s=13TeV. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1103/physrevd.97.096010.
Anger, F. R., Febres Cordero, F., Hoche, S., & Maitre, D.. Weak vector boson production with many jets at the LHC s=13TeV. United States. doi:10.1103/physrevd.97.096010.
Anger, F. R., Febres Cordero, F., Hoche, S., and Maitre, D.. 2018. "Weak vector boson production with many jets at the LHC s=13TeV". United States. doi:10.1103/physrevd.97.096010. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1458461.
@article{osti_1458461,
title = {Weak vector boson production with many jets at the LHC s=13TeV},
author = {Anger, F. R. and Febres Cordero, F. and Hoche, S. and Maitre, D.},
abstractNote = {Signatures with an electroweak vector boson and many jets play a crucial role at the Large Hadron Collider, both in the measurement of Standard-Model parameters and in searches for new physics. Precise predictions for these multiscale processes are therefore indispensable. We present next-to-leading order QCD predictions for W±/ Z + jets at √ s = 13 TeV , including up to five/four jets in the final state. All production channels are included, and leptonic decays of the vector bosons are considered at the amplitude level. We assess theoretical uncertainties arising from renormalization- and factorization-scale dependence by considering fixed-order dynamical scales based on the HT variable as well as on the MiNLO procedure. We also explore uncertainties associated with different choices of parton-distribution functions. Lastly, we provide event samples that can be explored through publicly available n -tuple sets, generated with BlackHat in combination with Sherpa.},
doi = {10.1103/physrevd.97.096010},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 9,
volume = 97,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}