### Conveners

#### SM II

- Terrance Figy (Wichita State University)

A muon collider provides an interesting opportunity to test various aspects of Higgs physics and potential BSM models. For a muon collider, Vector-boson fusion provides the dominant channel for the production of Higgs bosons. We calculate the lowest and higher order Higgs jet distribution as a function of jet invariant mass for the super-renormalizable splitting $h\rightarrow hh$ and compare...

Using a simple eikonal approach to the treatment of Coulomb-nuclear interference and form-factors effects and taking into account the curvature effects in high-energy $pp$ and $\bar{p}p$ scattering, we determine the basic parameters $B$, $\rho$, and $\sigma_{\rm tot}$ from fits to experiment at $W=\sqrt s=$ 53 GeV, 62.3 GeV, 8 TeV, and 13 TeV. We then investigate the differential cross...

We present a first calculation of the unpolarized proton's isovector transverse-momentum-dependent parton distribution functions (TMDPDFs) from lattice QCD, which are essential to predict observables of multi-scale, semi-inclusive processes in the standard model. We use a $N_f=2+1+1$ MILC ensemble with valence clover fermions on a highly improved staggered quark sea (HISQ) to compute the quark...

We present a calculation of the master integrals (MI's) required for the calculation of the Electroweak corrections to $gg\rightarrow \gamma\gamma$ production in which the process contains a light quark loop.

The integrals can be broken down into four categories based on the flow of the heavy vector bosons throughout the loop. Two of the families are planar, and two are non-planar. We...

We find the correct spinor amplitude for a simple photon-mediated process and show that, in contrast, the result for the same process using the standard constructive techniques do not agree with Feynman diagrams when the fermions are massive.

Whizard is a universal program for computing observables and simulated event samples in multi-parton high-energy collider processes. While it has been developed as a tool for e+e- physics studies, it also covers LHC physics and new collider concepts such as a muon collider. Physics models are supported intrinsically and via the UFO format. Whizard version 3 accounts for the full Standard...

Measurements of multiboson production at the LHC probe the electroweak gauge structure of the Standard Model for contributions for anomalous gauge couplings. Processes involving quartic gauge couplings have become experimentally accessible at the LHC. We present recent ATLAS results of vector-boson scattering in the Zgamma channel, where the Z boson decays to neutrinos producing missing...

We study the impact of LHC forward-backward asymmetry (AFB) measurements at high invariant mass in the Drell-Yan process on probes of semi-leptonic four-fermion operators in the Standard Model effective field theory (SMEFT). In particular, we study whether AFB measurements can resolve degeneracies in the Wilson coefficient parameter space that appear when considering invariant mass and...