Sep 9 – 13, 2019
Europe/Zurich timezone

Towards 2 -> 3 NNLO QCD calculations

Sep 10, 2019, 12:00 PM
Chambre du Trésorier

Chambre du Trésorier


Rene Poncelet (Cambridge University)


Precise predictions for total and differential cross sections
at hadron colliders became an important corner stone of the LHC physics.
The lack of new 'smoking-gun' physics signals
requires precise comparisons between measurements and Standard Model
predictions to get a
handle on new physics effects. Tremendous efforts have been made to push
perturbative calculations to higher orders such that NNLO QCD calculations are
now state-of-art for most 2 $\to$ 1 and 2 $\to$ 2 hard scattering processes.
Upcoming five-point two-loop amplitudes and refined subtractions schemes for
real radiation contributions allow first steps in the direction of 2 $\to$ 3
scattering processes.
I present novel NNLO QCD results for 2 $\to$ 3 processes obtained with the
Sector-improved Subtraction Scheme and their phenomenological application.

Primary authors

Rene Poncelet (Cambridge University) Prof. Michal Wiktor Czakon (Rheinisch Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Alexander Mitov (University of Cambridge (GB))

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