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Determination of the top quark mass from leptonic observables

Stefano Frixione 1 Alexander Mitov 0 0 Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge , Cambridge CB3 0HE, U.K 1 PH Department, TH Unit , CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland We present a procedure

Colourful FKS subtraction

Stefano Frixione 0 1 E-mail: 0 ITPP, EPFL, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland 1 PH Department, TH Unit , CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland I formulate in a colour-friendly way the FKS method for the

Merging meets matching in MC@NLO

The next-to-leading order accuracy for MC@NLO results exclusive in J light jets is achieved if the computation is based on matrix elements that feature J and J + 1 QCD partons. The simultaneous prediction of observables which are exclusive in different light-jet multiplicities cannot simply be obtained by summing the above results over the relevant range in J; rather, a suitable...

aMCfast: automation of fast NLO computations for PDF fits

We present the interface between MadGraph5_aMC@NLO, a self-contained program that calculates cross sections up to next-to-leading order accuracy in an automated manner, and APPLgrid, a code that parametrises such cross sections in the form of look-up tables which can be used for the fast computations needed in the context of PDF fits. The main characteristic of this interface...

Matching NLO QCD computations with PYTHIA using MC@NLO

We present the matching between a next-to-leading order computation in QCD and the PYTHIA parton shower Monte Carlo, according to the MC@NLO formalism. We study the case of initial-state radiation, and consider in particular single vector boson hadroproduction.

Theoretical predictions for charm and bottom production at the LHC

We present predictions for a variety of single-inclusive observables that stem from the production of charm and bottom quark pairs at the 7 TeV LHC. They are obtained within the FONLL semi-analytical framework, and with two “Monte Carlo + NLO” approaches, MC@NLO and POWHEG. Results are given for final states and acceptance cuts that are as close as possible to those used by...

NLO QCD corrections in Herwig++ with MC@NLO

We present the calculations necessary to obtain next-to-leading order QCD precision with the Herwig++ event generator using the MC@NLO approach, and implement them for all the processes that were previously available from Fortran HERWIG with MC@NLO. We show a range of results comparing the two implementations. With these calculations and recent developments in the automatic...

NLO QCD corrections to five-jet production at LEP and the extraction of α s (M Z )

The highest exclusive jet multiplicity studied at LEP experiments is five. In this paper we compute the next-to-leading order QCD corrections to e + e − annihilation to five jets, essentially closing the (pure) perturbative QCD studies of exclusive jetty final states at LEP. We compare fixed-order perturbative results with ALEPH data. We estimate hadronization corrections to five...

aMC@NLO predictions for Wjj production at the Tevatron

We use aMC@NLO to predict the ℓν + 2-jet cross section at the NLO accuracy in QCD matched to parton shower simulations. We find that the perturbative expansion is well behaved for all the observables we study, and in particular for those relevant to the experimental analyses. We therefore conclude that NLO corrections to this process cannot be responsible for the excess of events...

Four-lepton production at hadron colliders: aMC@NLO predictions with theoretical uncertainties

We use aMC@NLO to study the production of four charged leptons at the LHC, performing parton showers with both HERWIG and Pythia6. Our underlying matrix element calculation features the full next-to-leading order \( \mathcal{O}\left( {{\alpha_s}} \right) \) result and the \( \mathcal{O}\left( {\alpha_s^2} \right) \) contribution of the gg channel, and it includes all off-shell...

W and Z/γ ∗ boson production in association with a bottom-antibottom pair

We present a study of \( \ell \nu b\bar{b} \) and \( {\ell^{+} }{\ell^{-} }b\bar{b} \) production at hadron colliders. Our results, accurate to the next-to-leading order in QCD, are based on automatic matrix-element calculations performed by MadLoop and MadFKS, and are given at both the parton level, and after the matching with the Herwig event generator, achieved with aMC@NLO...

Automation of one-loop QCD computations

We present the complete automation of the computation of one-loop QCD corrections, including UV renormalization, to an arbitrary scattering process in the Standard Model. This is achieved by embedding the OPP integrand reduction technique, as implemented in CutTools, into the MadGraph framework. By interfacing the tool so constructed, which we dub MadLoop, with MadFKS, the fully...