Theory Colloquium

The total top quark pair production cross-section at hadron colliders to NNLO

by Alexander Dimitrov Mitov (CERN)

4-3-006 - TH Conference Room (CERN)

4-3-006 - TH Conference Room


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Top quark production at hadron colliders is a treasure for a) experimentalists, b) phenomenologists and c) formal field theorists. In this talk you can expect to learn how these three sides of particle physics are connected to a calculation with two "firsts": the first ever hadron collider calculation at NNLO with 1) massive fermions and 2) more than two coloured partons at Born level. After I describe the formal developments that led to this result (including, for example, developments in IR singularities of gauge amplitudes and connection to soft gluon (Sudakov) resummation) I will demonstrate its phenomenological power in both SM and BSM applications. I'll conclude with a brief discussion about the future of precision hadron collider physics.
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