Theory Colloquium

NNLO Precision for the LHC's Next Stage

by Radja Boughezal (Argonne National Laboratory)

Europe/Zurich
4-3-006 - TH Conference Room (CERN)

4-3-006 - TH Conference Room

CERN

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Description

The continued pursuit of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) program in the upcoming years will require an ever-more precise understanding of the Standard Model of particle physics. One source of uncertainty is the accuracy of the theoretical predictions that are used as input in various experimental analyses. I will discuss recent advances in deriving the needed predictions at next-to-next-to-leading order in QCD perturbation theory, and will describe in detail the N-jettiness subtraction idea that has facilitated several results relevant for LHC studies.  I will present a selection of results that highlight the success of the theoretical community in meeting the challenge set by the LHC experiments, and conclude with a highlight of some future directions in the field of precision calculations.

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