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Title: Electroweak Corrections at the LHC with MCFM

Electroweak (EW) corrections at the LHC can be enhanced at high energies due to soft/collinear radiation of W and Z bosons, being dominated by Sudakov-like corrections in the form of $$\alpha_W^l\log^n(Q^2/M_W^2)$$ $$(n \le 2l, \alpha_W = \alpha/(4\pi\sin\theta_W^2))$$ when the energy scale $Q$ enters the TeV regime. Thus, the inclusion of EW corrections in LHC predictions is important for the search of possible signals of new physics in tails of kinematic distributions. EW corrections should also be taken into account in virtue of their comparable size ($$\mathcal{O}(\alpha)$$) to that of higher order QCD corrections ($$\mathcal{O}(\alpha_s^2)$$). We calculated the next-to-leading-order (NLO) weak corrections to the neutral-current (NC) Drell-Yan process, top-quark pair production and di-jet producion, and implemented them in the Monte-Carlo program MCFM. This enables a combined study with the corresponding NLO QCD corrections. We provide both the full NLO weak corrections and their weak Sudakov approximation valid at high energies. The latter is often used for a fast evaluation of weak effects, and having the exact result available as well allows to quantify the validity of the Sudakov approximation.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2]
  1. Fermilab
  2. SUNY, Buffalo
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1249530
Report Number(s):
arXiv:1508.06247; FERMILAB-CONF-15-404-T
1389721
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: PoS; Journal Volume: DIS2015; Conference: 23rd International Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects, Dallas, Texas, United States, 04/27-05/01/2015
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS