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Factorization and resummation for massive quark effects in exclusive Drell-Yan

Exclusive differential spectra in color-singlet processes at hadron colliders are benchmark observables that have been studied to high precision in theory and experiment. We present an effective-theory framework utilizing soft-collinear effective theory to incorporate massive (bottom) quark effects into resummed differential distributions, accounting for both heavy-quark initiated ...

Resummation improved rapidity spectrum for gluon fusion Higgs production

Gluon-induced processes such as Higgs production typically exhibit large perturbative corrections. These partially arise from large virtual corrections to the gluon form factor, which at timelike momentum transfer contains Sudakov logarithms evaluated at negative arguments ln2(−1) = −π 2. It has been observed that resumming these terms in the timelike form factor leads to a much ...

Resummation of transverse momentum distributions in distribution space

Differential spectra in observables that resolve additional soft or collinear QCD emissions exhibit Sudakov double logarithms in the form of logarithmic plus distributions. Important examples are the total transverse momentum q T in color-singlet production, N -jettiness (with thrust or beam thrust as special cases), but also jet mass and more complicated jet substructure ...

Soft functions for generic jet algorithms and observables at hadron colliders

We introduce a method to compute one-loop soft functions for exclusive N - jet processes at hadron colliders, allowing for different definitions of the algorithm that determines the jet regions and of the measurements in those regions. In particular, we generalize the N -jettiness hemisphere decomposition of ref. [1] in a manner that separates the dependence on the jet boundary ...

Two-loop beam and soft functions for rapidity-dependent jet vetoes

Jet vetoes play an important role in many analyses at the LHC. Traditionally, jet vetoes have been imposed using a restriction on the transverse momentum p Tj of jets. Alternatively, one can also consider jet observables for which p Tj is weighted by a smooth function of the jet rapidity y j that vanishes as |y j | → ∞. Such observables are useful as they provide a natural way to ...

Underlying-event sensitive observables in Drell–Yan production using GENEVA

We present an extension of the Geneva Monte Carlo framework to include multiple parton interactions (MPI) provided by Pythia8. This allows us to obtain predictions for underlying-event sensitive measurements in Drell–Yan production, in conjunction with Geneva ’s fully differential \(\mathrm {NNLO}\) calculation, \(\mathrm {NNLL}'\) resummation for the 0-jet resolution variable ...

Matched predictions for the \( b\overline{b}H \) cross section at the 13 TeV LHC

We present up-to-date matched predictions for the \( b\overline{b}H \) inclusive cross section at the LHC at \( \sqrt{s}=13 \) TeV. Using a previously developed method, our predictions consistently combine the complete NLO contributions that are present in the 4-flavor scheme calculation, including finite b-quark mass effects as well as top-loop induced Y b Y t interference ...

Factorization for jet radius logarithms in jet mass spectra at the LHC

To predict the jet mass spectrum at a hadron collider it is crucial to account for the resummation of logarithms between the transverse momentum of the jet and its invariant mass m J . For small jet areas there are additional large logarithms of the jet radius R, which affect the convergence of the perturbative series. We present an analytic framework for exclusive jet production ...

Factorization and resummation for generic hierarchies between Jets

Jets are an important probe to identify the hard interaction of interest at the LHC. They are routinely used in Standard Model precision measurements as well as in searches for new heavy particles, including jet substructure methods. In processes with several jets, one typically encounters hierarchies in the jet transverse momenta and/or dijet invariant masses. Large logarithms of ...

Impact of jet veto resummation on slepton searches

Several searches for new physics at the LHC require a fixed number of signal jets, vetoing events with additional jets from QCD radiation. As the probed scale of new physics gets much larger than the jet-veto scale, such jet vetoes strongly impact the QCD perturbative series, causing nontrivial theoretical uncertainties. We consider slepton pair production with 0 signal jets, for ...

Resummation and matching of b-quark mass effects in \( b\overline{b}H \) production

We use a systematic effective field theory setup to derive the \( b\overline{b}H \) production cross section. Our result combines the merits of both fixed 4-flavor and 5-flavor schemes. It contains the full 4-flavor result, including the exact dependence on the b-quark mass, and improves it with a resummation of collinear logarithms of m b /m H . In the massless limit, it ...

XCone: N-jettiness as an exclusive cone jet algorithm

We introduce a new jet algorithm called XCone, for eXclusive Cone, which is based on minimizing the event shape N -jettiness. Because N -jettiness partitions every event into N jet regions and a beam region, XCone is an exclusive jet algorithm that always returns a fixed number of jets. We use a new “conical geometric” measure for which well-separated jets are bounded by circles of ...

N-jettiness subtractions for NNLO QCD calculations

We present a subtraction method utilizing the N -jettiness observable, T N , to perform QCD calculations for arbitrary processes at next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO). Our method employs soft-collinear effective theory (SCET) to determine the IR singular contributions of N -jet cross sections for T N → 0, and uses these to construct suitable T N -subtractions. The construction is ...

The gluon beam function at two loops

Jonathan R. Gaunt Maximilian Stahlhofen Frank J. Tackmann Theory Group Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) Notkestrae D- Hamburg Germany E-mail: The virtuality-dependent beam function is a

The quark beam function at two loops

Jonathan R. Gaunt Maximilian Stahlhofen Frank J. Tackmann In differential measurements at a hadron collider, collinear initial-state radiation is described by process-independent beam functions

Matching fully differential NNLO calculations and parton showers

We present a general method to match fully differential next-to-next-to-leading-order (NNLO) calculations to parton shower programs. We discuss in detail the perturbative accuracy criteria a complete NNLO + PS matching has to satisfy. Our method is based on consistently improving a given NNLO calculation with the leading-logarithmic (LL) resummation in a chosen jet resolution ...

Combining higher-order resummation with multiple NLO calculations and parton showers in GENEVA

We extend the lowest-order matching of tree-level matrix elements with parton showers to give a complete description at the next higher perturbative accuracy in α s at both small and large jet resolutions, which has not been achieved so far. This requires the combination of the higher-order resummation of large Sudakov logarithms at small values of the jet resolution variable with ...