Jul 4 – 11, 2018
Asia/Seoul timezone

Background study of HW production with the Higgs decaying to a b-quark pair

Jul 5, 2018, 9:30 AM
201 (COEX, Seoul)


COEX, Seoul

Parallel Higgs Physics Higgs Physics


Fernando Febres Cordero (University of Freiburg)


We present next-to-leading order QCD predictions for $Wb\bar b+n$-jet ($n=0,1,2,3$) production at the Large Hadron Collider with $\sqrt{s}=13$ TeV. We work in the four-flavor number scheme with a non-vanishing bottom-quark mass and include all subprocesses at leading electroweak order as well as all heavy-fermion-loop effects. We show the impact of QCD corrections for total as well as differential cross sections and make an assessment of theoretical uncertainties of $Wb\bar b$ production viewed as an irreducible background to $H(\rightarrow b\bar b)W$ studies. For the calculations we have employed an upgraded version of the BlackHat library which can handle massive fermions in combination with SHERPA. Our results can be explored through publicly available n-tuple sets.

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Fernando Febres Cordero (University of Freiburg)

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