Dec 8 – 11, 2014
University of Antwerp
Europe/Zurich timezone
REF 2014: Resummation, Evolution, Factorization

Impact of gluon polarization on Higgs production at the LHC

Dec 11, 2014, 9:00 AM
Building D, Room D013 (University of Antwerp)

Building D, Room D013

University of Antwerp


Cristian Pisano


Linearly polarized gluons inside an unpolarized proton contribute to the transverse momentum distributions of (pseudo)scalar particles produced inclusively in hadronic collisions, such as Higgs bosons and quarkonia with even charge conjugation ($\eta_c$, $\eta_b$, $\chi_{c0}$, $\chi_{b0}$). Moreover, they can produce azimuthal asymmetries in the associated production of a Higgs boson and a jet, in a kinematic region in which they are almost back to back, and modify the transverse spectrum of the pair. We show how these effects could be measured in the running experiments at the LHC.

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