20-27 July 2011
Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo
Europe/Paris timezone

NLO QCD and electroweak corrections to Higgs strahlung off W/Z bosons at Tevatron and the LHC with HAWK

21 Jul 2011, 17:35
Dauphine (Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo)


Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo

Parallel session talk Higgs and New Physics


Prof. Stefan Dittmaier Dittmaier (University of Freiburg)


Higgs strahlung off W/Z bosons at Tevatron and the LHC, ppbar/pp -> WH/ZH, is an important process class for discovering a light Higgs boson. In the talk, first results on electroweak (and QCD) corrections for these reactions are shown that support the full differential information and the decays of the W/Z bosons, i.e. the actually considered processes are ppbar/pp -> l nu H / l l H. The precise knowledge of differential distributions is particularly important in view of the fact that reconstructing Higgs strahlung at the LHC has to proceed via the investigation of "fat b jets" of highly boosted Higgs bosons and that electroweak corrections usually show strong variations in transverse-momentum distributions. Both results and details of the calculation, which is embedded in the HAWK Monte Carlo generator first designed for Higgs production via vector-boson fusion, are presented.

Primary author

Prof. Stefan Dittmaier Dittmaier (University of Freiburg)


Dr Alexander Mueck (RWTH Aachen) Prof. Ansgar Denner (University of Wuerzburg) Dr Stefan Kallweit (PSI Villigen)

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