10-17 July 2019
Ghent
Europe/Brussels timezone

Top-quark pair production at NNLO

11 Jul 2019, 11:45
15m
ICC - Baeckeland 2 (Ghent)

ICC - Baeckeland 2

Ghent

Parallel talk Top and Electroweak Physics Top and Electroweak Physics

Speaker

Javier Mazzitelli

Description

The study of top-quark production and decay is central in the LHC physics programme, allowing to test the Standard Model and offering a window on possible new physics. Precise theoretical predictions are crucial for these analysis.
In this talk, we report on a new calculation of the next-to-next-to-leading order QCD radiative corrections to the inclusive production of top-quark pairs at hadron colliders. The calculation is performed by using the $q_T$-subtraction formalism to handle and cancel infrared singular contributions at intermediate stages of the computation, and represents its first complete application to the hadroproduction of a colorful high-mass system at next-to-next-to-leading order. The numerical results are also presented and discussed.

Primary authors

Javier Mazzitelli Stefano Catani (Universita e INFN, Firenze (IT)) Simone Devoto Massimiliano Grazzini (Universitaet Zuerich (CH)) Stefan Kallweit (Universita & INFN, Milano-Bicocca (IT)) Hayk Sargsyan (University of Zurich)

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