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Massive QCD-Electroweak Corrections to Higgs Production Through Gluon Fusion at NNLO

Descrizione del progetto

Previsioni teoriche della dispersione che comprendono forze sia deboli, sia forti

Le previsioni teoriche dei processi di dispersione effettuate presso il grande anello di collisione per adroni si basano solitamente sulla cromodinamica quantistica, ovvero la teoria quantistica dei campi che descrive la forza intensa delle interazioni tra quark mediate dai gluoni. Quando sono necessarie previsioni ad alta precisione risulta di cruciale importanza includere contributi sottodominanti a livello numerico da interazioni elettromagnetiche e deboli. Il progetto EWMassHiggs, finanziato dall’UE, sta analizzando le proprietà delle ampiezze di dispersione con correzioni miste elettrodeboli e di cromodinamica quantistica allo scopo di migliorare la precisione, in particolare per quanto concerne le osservabili dei bosoni di Higgs, e di andare alla ricerca di una nuova fisica al di là della teoria relativa al modello standard della fisica delle particelle.

Obiettivo

So far, the standard model has been an enormous success and even after years of experimental measurements no significant discrepancy between the predictions from computations assuming the standard model and experimental observations has been registered. In order to find an indication of new physics beyond the standard model, we will therefore need to improve the accuracy of both experimental data and theoretical predictions. While experimental predictions are automatically improved with each new measurement, there are various ways in which theoretical predictions can be refined. Most theoretical predictions for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are computed as an expansion in the strong coupling constant, as QCD corrections dominate scattering processes at hadron colliders. Due to the high energy in the collision, the mass of some particles is negligible in comparison, and computations are often performed considering all particles to be massless. To improve theoretical predictions, one can compute the scattering amplitudes describing a scattering event at the LHC to higher orders in the coupling constant. This requires us to compute scattering amplitudes with more and more loops as well as more and more external particles and is the standard approach to improve theoretical predictions. Another way to improve theoretical predictions is to relax some of the common approximations, like considering all particles to be massless, that are done in order to make the computations more manageable. In the proposed project, I will analyse the mathematical properties of scattering amplitudes with mixed QCD-electroweak corrections in order to improve current computational methods for such observables. In particular, I will compute corrections to Higgs production through gluon fusion at the LHC including both strong- and electroweak interactions at next-to-next-to leading order (NNLO) with a full dependence on the mass of electro-weak gauge bosons.

Coordinatore

UNIVERSITAT ZURICH
Contribution nette de l'UE
€ 191 149,44
Indirizzo
RAMISTRASSE 71
8006 Zurich
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Regione
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Collegamenti
Costo totale
€ 191 149,44