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

W^+W^- + dijet to next-to-leading order in QCD

22 Jul 2011, 17:45
15m
Bayard (Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo)

Bayard

Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo

Parallel session talk QCD QCD

Speaker

Mr Raoul Rontsch (University of Oxford)

Description

The process W^+W^- + dijet is of great importance at the LHC, not only in itself but also as a primary background to moderately heavy Higgs production in association with two jets. I present next-to-leading order results for this process calculated recently using unitarity methods. By looking at specific kinematic distributions, I will show how the reduced theoretical uncertainty can improve the reliability of discriminating the Higgs signal over this background.

Primary authors

Giulia Zanderighi (University of Oxford) Kirill Melnikov (Johns Hopkins University) Mr Raoul Rontsch (University of Oxford) Tom Melia (University of Oxford)

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