# F. Petriello - Argonne and Northwestern University

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NameF. Petriello |
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AffiliationArgonne and Northwestern University |
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CityArgonne |
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CountryUnited States |
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## Pub CategoriesHigh Energy Physics - Phenomenology (50) High Energy Physics - Experiment (32) Nuclear Theory (4) Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics (2) High Energy Physics - Theory (1) Physics - Computational Physics (1) High Energy Physics - Lattice (1) |

## Publications Authored By F. Petriello

High-energy jets recoiling against missing transverse energy (MET) are powerful probes of dark matter at the LHC. Searches based on large MET signatures require a precise control of the $Z(\nu\bar\nu)+$jet background in the signal region. This can be achieved by taking accurate data in control regions dominated by $Z(\ell^+\ell^-)+$jet, $W(\ell\nu)+$jet and $\gamma+$jet production, and extrapolating to the $Z(\nu\bar\nu)+$jet background by means of precise theoretical predictions. Read More

The LHC has recently released precise measurements of the transverse momentum distribution of the Z-boson that provide a unique constraint on the structure of the proton. Theoretical developments now allow the prediction of these observables through next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) in perturbative QCD. In this work we study the impact of incorporating these latest advances into a determination of parton distribution functions (PDFs) through NNLO including the recent ATLAS and CMS 7 TeV and 8 TeV $p_T^Z$ data. Read More

We calculate the beam function for longitudinally-polarized quarks through next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) in QCD perturbation theory. This is the last missing ingredient needed to apply the factorization theorem for the $N$-jettiness event-shape variable in polarized collisions through the NNLO level. We present all technical details of our derivation. Read More

We discuss the leading-logarithmic power corrections in the $N$-jettiness subtraction scheme for higher-order perturbative QCD calculations. We compute the next-to-leading order power corrections for an arbitrary $N$-jet process, and we explicitly calculate the power correction through next-to-next-to-leading order for color-singlet production for both $q\bar{q}$ and $gg$ initiated processes. Our results are compact and simple to implement numerically. Read More

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^{2}, F. Maltoni

^{3}, C. Mariotti

^{4}, A. Nikitenko

^{5}, M. Pieri

^{6}, P. Savard

^{7}, M. Schumacher

^{8}, R. Tanaka

^{9}, R. Aggleton

^{10}, M. Ahmad

^{11}, B. Allanach

^{12}, C. Anastasiou

^{13}, W. Astill

^{14}, S. Badger

^{15}, M. Badziak

^{16}, J. Baglio

^{17}, E. Bagnaschi

^{18}, A. Ballestrero

^{19}, A. Banfi

^{20}, D. Barducci

^{21}, M. Beckingham

^{22}, C. Becot

^{23}, G. Bélanger

^{24}, J. Bellm

^{25}, N. Belyaev

^{26}, F. U. Bernlochner

^{27}, C. Beskidt

^{28}, A. Biekötter

^{29}, F. Bishara

^{30}, W. Bizon

^{31}, N. E. Bomark

^{32}, M. Bonvini

^{33}, S. Borowka

^{34}, V. Bortolotto

^{35}, S. Boselli

^{36}, F. J. Botella

^{37}, R. Boughezal

^{38}, G. C. Branco

^{39}, J. Brehmer

^{40}, L. Brenner

^{41}, S. Bressler

^{42}, I. Brivio

^{43}, A. Broggio

^{44}, H. Brun

^{45}, G. Buchalla

^{46}, C. D. Burgard

^{47}, A. Calandri

^{48}, L. Caminada

^{49}, R. Caminal Armadans

^{50}, F. Campanario

^{51}, J. Campbell

^{52}, F. Caola

^{53}, C. M. Carloni Calame

^{54}, S. Carrazza

^{55}, A. Carvalho

^{56}, M. Casolino

^{57}, O. Cata

^{58}, A. Celis

^{59}, F. Cerutti

^{60}, N. Chanon

^{61}, M. Chen

^{62}, X. Chen

^{63}, B. Chokoufé Nejad

^{64}, N. Christensen

^{65}, M. Ciuchini

^{66}, R. Contino

^{67}, T. Corbett

^{68}, R. Costa

^{69}, D. Curtin

^{70}, M. Dall'Osso

^{71}, A. David

^{72}, S. Dawson

^{73}, J. de Blas

^{74}, W. de Boer

^{75}, P. de Castro Manzano

^{76}, C. Degrande

^{77}, R. L. Delgado

^{78}, F. Demartin

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^{107}, A. Freitas

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^{110}, S. Frixione

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^{113}, S. Gadatsch

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^{115}, Y. Gao

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^{126}, D. Gonçalves

^{127}, J. Gonzalez-Fraile

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^{220}, S. Mishima

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^{228}, S. Moretti

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^{255}, G. Perez

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^{257}, F. Petriello

^{258}, G. Petrucciani

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^{260}, F. Piccinini

^{261}, M. Pierini

^{262}, A. Pilkington

^{263}, S. Plätzer

^{264}, T. Plehn

^{265}, R. Podskubka

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^{267}, S. Pozzorini

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^{272}, J. Quevillon

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^{287}, J. C. Romão

^{288}, N. Rompotis

^{289}, J. Roskes

^{290}, R. Roth

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^{292}, R. Salerno

^{293}, M. O. P. Sampaio

^{294}, R. Santos

^{295}, V. Sanz

^{296}, J. J. Sanz-Cillero

^{297}, H. Sargsyan

^{298}, U. Sarica

^{299}, P. Schichtel

^{300}, J. Schlenk

^{301}, T. Schmidt

^{302}, C. Schmitt

^{303}, M. Schönherr

^{304}, U. Schubert

^{305}, M. Schulze

^{306}, S. Sekula

^{307}, M. Sekulla

^{308}, E. Shabalina

^{309}, H. S. Shao

^{310}, J. Shelton

^{311}, C. H. Shepherd-Themistocleous

^{312}, S. Y. Shim

^{313}, F. Siegert

^{314}, A. Signer

^{315}, J. P. Silva

^{316}, L. Silvestrini

^{317}, M. Sjodahl

^{318}, P. Slavich

^{319}, M. Slawinska

^{320}, L. Soffi

^{321}, M. Spannowsky

^{322}, C. Speckner

^{323}, D. M. Sperka

^{324}, M. Spira

^{325}, O. Stål

^{326}, F. Staub

^{327}, T. Stebel

^{328}, T. Stefaniak

^{329}, M. Steinhauser

^{330}, I. W. Stewart

^{331}, M. J. Strassler

^{332}, J. Streicher

^{333}, D. M. Strom

^{334}, S. Su

^{335}, X. Sun

^{336}, F. J. Tackmann

^{337}, K. Tackmann

^{338}, A. M. Teixeira

^{339}, R. Teixeira de Lima

^{340}, V. Theeuwes

^{341}, R. Thorne

^{342}, D. Tommasini

^{343}, P. Torrielli

^{344}, M. Tosi

^{345}, F. Tramontano

^{346}, Z. Trócsányi

^{347}, M. Trott

^{348}, I. Tsinikos

^{349}, M. Ubiali

^{350}, P. Vanlaer

^{351}, W. Verkerke

^{352}, A. Vicini

^{353}, L. Viliani

^{354}, E. Vryonidou

^{355}, D. Wackeroth

^{356}, C. E. M. Wagner

^{357}, J. Wang

^{358}, S. Wayand

^{359}, G. Weiglein

^{360}, C. Weiss

^{361}, M. Wiesemann

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^{363}, J. Winter

^{364}, D. Winterbottom

^{365}, R. Wolf

^{366}, M. Xiao

^{367}, L. L. Yang

^{368}, R. Yohay

^{369}, S. P. Y. Yuen

^{370}, G. Zanderighi

^{371}, M. Zaro

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This Report summarizes the results of the activities of the LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group in the period 2014-2016. The main goal of the working group was to present the state-of-the-art of Higgs physics at the LHC, integrating all new results that have appeared in the last few years. The first part compiles the most up-to-date predictions of Higgs boson production cross sections and decay branching ratios, parton distribution functions, and off-shell Higgs boson production and interference effects. Read More

We compute the ${\cal O}(\alpha^2\alpha_s^2)$ perturbative corrections to inclusive jet production in electron-nucleon collisions. This process is of particular interest to the physics program of a future Electron Ion Collider (EIC). We include all relevant partonic processes, including deep-inelastic scattering contributions, photon-initiated corrections, and parton-parton scattering terms that first appear at this order. Read More

**Authors:**M. L. Mangano, G. Zanderighi, J. A. Aguilar Saavedra, S. Alekhin, S. Badger, C. W. Bauer, T. Becher, V. Bertone, M. Bonvini, S. Boselli, E. Bothmann, R. Boughezal, M. Cacciari, C. M. Carloni Calame, F. Caola, J. M. Campbell, S. Carrazza, M. Chiesa, L. Cieri, F. Cimaglia, F. Febres Cordero, P. Ferrarese, D. D'Enterria, G. Ferrera, X. Garcia i Tormo, M. V. Garzelli, E. Germann, V. Hirschi, T. Han, H. Ita, B. Jäger, S. Kallweit, A. Karlberg, S. Kuttimalai, F. Krauss, A. J. Larkoski, J. Lindert, G. Luisoni, P. Maierhöfer, O. Mattelaer, H. Martinez, S. Moch, G. Montagna, M. Moretti, P. Nason, O. Nicrosini, C. Oleari, D. Pagani, A. Papaefstathiou, F. Petriello, F. Piccinini, M. Pierini, T. Pierog, S. Pozzorini, E. Re, T. Robens, J. Rojo, R. Ruiz, K. Sakurai, G. P. Salam, L. Salfelder, M. Schönherr, M. Schulze, S. Schumann, M. Selvaggi, A. Shivaji, A. Siodmok, P. Skands, P. Torrielli, F. Tramontano, I. Tsinikos, B. Tweedie, A. Vicini, S. Westhoff, M. Zaro, D. Zeppenfeld

This report summarises the properties of Standard Model processes at the 100 TeV pp collider. We document the production rates and typical distributions for a number of benchmark Standard Model processes, and discuss new dynamical phenomena arising at the highest energies available at this collider. We discuss the intrinsic physics interest in the measurement of these Standard Model processes, as well as their role as backgrounds for New Physics searches. Read More

**Authors:**R. Contino, D. Curtin, A. Katz, M. L. Mangano, G. Panico, M. J. Ramsey-Musolf, G. Zanderighi, C. Anastasiou, W. Astill, G. Bambhaniya, J. K. Behr, W. Bizon, P. S. Bhupal Dev, D. Bortoletto, D. Buttazzo, Q. -H. Cao, F. Caola, J. Chakrabortty, C. -Y. Chen, S. -L. Chen, D. de Florian, F. Dulat, C. Englert, J. A. Frost, B. Fuks, T. Gherghetta, G. Giudice, J. Gluza, N. Greiner, H. Gray, N. P. Hartland, C. Issever, T. Jelinski, A. Karlberg, J. H. Kim, F. Kling, A. Lazopoulos, S. J. Lee, Y. Liu, G. Luisoni, J. Mazzitelli, B. Mistlberger, P. Monni, K. Nikolopoulos, R. N. Mohapatra, A. Papaefstathiou, M. Perelstein, F. Petriello, T. Plehn, P. Reimitz, J. Ren, J. Rojo, K. Sakurai, T. Schell, F. Sala, M. Selvaggi, H. -S. Shao, M. Son, M. Spannowsky, T. Srivastava, S. -F. Su, R. Szafron, T. Tait, A. Tesi, A. Thamm, P. Torrielli, F. Tramontano, J. Winter, A. Wulzer, Q. -S. Yan, W. M. Yao, Y. -C. Zhang, X. Zhao, Z. Zhao, Y. -M. Zhong

This report summarises the physics opportunities for the study of Higgs bosons and the dynamics of electroweak symmetry breaking at the 100 TeV pp collider. Read More

**Authors:**S. Alioli, A. B. Arbuzov, D. Yu. Bardin, L. Barze, C. Bernaciak, S. G. Bondarenko, C. Carloni Calame, M. Chiesa, S. Dittmaier, G. Ferrera, D. de Florian, M. Grazzini, S. Hoeche, A. Huss, S. Jadach, L. V. Kalinovskaya, A. Karlberg, F. Krauss, Y. Li, H. Martinez, G. Montagna, A. Mueck, P. Nason, O. Nicrosini, F. Petriello, F. Piccinini, W. Placzek, S. Prestel, E. Re, A. A. Sapronov, M. Schoenherr, C. Schwinn, A. Vicini, D. Wackeroth, Z. Was, G. Zanderighi

This report was prepared in the context of the LPCC "Electroweak Precision Measurements at the LHC WG" and summarizes the activity of a subgroup dedicated to the systematic comparison of public Monte Carlo codes, which describe the Drell-Yan processes at hadron colliders, in particular at the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC). This work represents an important step towards the definition of an accurate simulation framework necessary for very high-precision measurements of electroweak (EW) observables such as the $W$ boson mass and the weak mixing angle. All the codes considered in this report share at least next-to-leading-order (NLO) accuracy in the prediction of the total cross sections in an expansion either in the strong or in the EW coupling constant. Read More

We present the implementation of several color-singlet final-state processes at Next-to-Next-to Leading Order (NNLO) accuracy in QCD to the publicly available parton-level Monte Carlo program MCFM. Specifically we discuss the processes $pp\rightarrow H$, $pp\rightarrow Z$, $pp\rightarrow W$, $pp\rightarrow HZ$, $pp\rightarrow HW$ and $pp\rightarrow\gamma\gamma$. Decays of the unstable bosons are fully included, resulting in a flexible fully differential Monte Carlo code. Read More

**Authors:**S. Badger

^{1}, J. Bendavid

^{2}, V. Ciulli

^{3}, A. Denner

^{4}, R. Frederix

^{5}, M. Grazzini

^{6}, J. Huston

^{7}, M. Schönherr

^{8}, K. Tackmann

^{9}, J. Thaler

^{10}, C. Williams

^{11}, J. R. Andersen, K. Becker, M. Bell, J. Bellm, E. Bothmann, R. Boughezal, J. Butterworth, S. Carrazza, M. Chiesa, L. Cieri, M. Duehrssen-Debling, G. Falmagne, S. Forte, P. Francavilla, M. Freytsis, J. Gao, P. Gras, N. Greiner, D. Grellscheid, G. Heinrich, G. Hesketh, S. Höche, L. Hofer, T. -J. Hou, A. Huss, J. Isaacson, A. Jueid, S. Kallweit, D. Kar, Z. Kassabov, V. Konstantinides, F. Krauss, S. Kuttimalai, A. Lazapoulos, P. Lenzi, Y. Li, J. M. Lindert, X. Liu, G. Luisoni, L. Lönnblad, P. Maierhöfer, D. Maître, A. C. Marini, G. Montagna, M. Moretti, P. M. Nadolsky, G. Nail, D. Napoletano, O. Nicrosini, C. Oleari, D. Pagani, C. Pandini, L. Perrozzi, F. Petriello, F. Piccinini, S. Plätzer, I. Pogrebnyak, S. Pozzorini, S. Prestel, C. Reuschle, J. Rojo, L. Russo, P. Schichtel, S. Schumann, A. Siódmok, P. Skands, D. Soper, G. Soyez, P. Sun, F. J. Tackmann, E. Takasugi, S. Uccirati, U. Utku, L. Viliani, E. Vryonidou, B. T. Wang, B. Waugh, M. A. Weber, J. Winter, K. P. Xie, C. -P. Yuan, F. Yuan, K. Zapp, M. Zaro

**Affiliations:**

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**Category:**High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

This Report summarizes the proceedings of the 2015 Les Houches workshop on Physics at TeV Colliders. Session 1 dealt with (I) new developments relevant for high precision Standard Model calculations, (II) the new PDF4LHC parton distributions, (III) issues in the theoretical description of the production of Standard Model Higgs bosons and how to relate experimental measurements, (IV) a host of phenomenological studies essential for comparing LHC data from Run I with theoretical predictions and projections for future measurements in Run II, and (V) new developments in Monte Carlo event generators. Read More

**Authors:**Salman Habib

^{1}, Robert Roser

^{2}, Richard Gerber

^{3}, Katie Antypas

^{4}, Katherine Riley

^{5}, Tim Williams

^{6}, Jack Wells

^{7}, Tjerk Straatsma

^{8}, A. Almgren, J. Amundson, S. Bailey, D. Bard, K. Bloom, B. Bockelman, A. Borgland, J. Borrill, R. Boughezal, R. Brower, B. Cowan, H. Finkel, N. Frontiere, S. Fuess, L. Ge, N. Gnedin, S. Gottlieb, O. Gutsche, T. Han, K. Heitmann, S. Hoeche, K. Ko, O. Kononenko, T. LeCompte, Z. Li, Z. Lukic, W. Mori, P. Nugent, C. -K. Ng, G. Oleynik, B. O'Shea, N. Padmanabhan, D. Petravick, F. J. Petriello, J. Power, J. Qiang, L. Reina, T. J. Rizzo, R. Ryne, M. Schram, P. Spentzouris, D. Toussaint, J. -L. Vay, B. Viren, F. Wurthwein, L. Xiao

**Affiliations:**

^{1}HEP Leads,

^{2}HEP Leads,

^{3}ASCR Leads,

^{4}ASCR Leads,

^{5}ASCR Leads,

^{6}ASCR Leads,

^{7}ASCR Leads,

^{8}ASCR Leads

This draft report summarizes and details the findings, results, and recommendations derived from the ASCR/HEP Exascale Requirements Review meeting held in June, 2015. The main conclusions are as follows. 1) Larger, more capable computing and data facilities are needed to support HEP science goals in all three frontiers: Energy, Intensity, and Cosmic. Read More

We present a detailed phenomenological study of Z-boson production in association with a jet through next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) in perturbative QCD. Fiducial cross sections and differential distributions for both 8 TeV and 13 TeV LHC collisions are presented. We study the impact of different parton distribution functions (PDFs) on predictions for the Z+jet process. Read More

We present a detailed phenomenological study of W-boson production in association with a jet through next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) in perturbative QCD. Fiducial cross sections and differential distributions for both 8 TeV and 13 TeV LHC collisions are presented, as are results for both the inclusive one-jet bin and the exclusive one-jet bin. Two different event selection criteria are considered: a general selection with standard cuts used in experimental analyses, and a boosted selection that focuses on high transverse momentum jets. Read More

We perform a detailed comparison of next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) QCD predictions for the W+jet and Z+jet processes with 7 TeV experimental data from ATLAS and CMS. We observe excellent agreement between theory and data for most studied observables, which span several orders of magnitude in both cross section and energy. For some observables, such as the $H_T$ distribution, the NNLO QCD corrections are essential for resolving existing discrepancies between theory and data. Read More

We present the first complete calculation of Z-boson production in association with a jet in hadronic collisions through next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbative QCD. Our computation uses the recently-proposed N-jettiness subtraction scheme to regulate the infrared divergences that appear in the real-emission contributions. We present phenomenological results for 13 TeV proton-proton collisions with fully realistic fiducial cuts on the final-state particles. Read More

We use the recently proposed jettiness-subtraction scheme to provide the complete calculation of Higgs boson production in association with a jet in hadronic collisions through next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbative QCD. This method exploits the observation that the $N$-jettiness event-shape variable completely describes the singularity structure of QCD when final-state colored particles are present. Our results are in agreement with a recent computation of the $gg$ and $qg$ partonic initial states based on sector-improved residue subtraction. Read More

We present precise predictions for Higgs boson production in association with a jet. Our calculation is accurate to next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) QCD in the Higgs Effective Field Theory and constitutes the first complete NNLO computation for Higgs production with a final-state jet in hadronic collisions. We include all relevant phenomenological channels and present fully-differential results as well as total cross sections for the LHC. Read More

We present a general framework for the calculation of soft functions for SCET_I observables through next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) in the strong coupling constant. As an example of our formalism we show how it can be used to obtain the complete NNLO soft function for the $N$-jettiness event shape variable. We present numerical results for two examples with phenomenological impact: the one-jettiness soft function for both electron-proton and proton-proton collisions. Read More

We present the complete calculation of $W$-boson production in association with a jet in hadronic collisions through next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbative QCD. To cancel infrared divergences we introduce a new subtraction method that exploits the fact that the $N$-jettiness event-shape variable fully captures the singularity structure of QCD amplitudes with final-state partons. This method holds for processes with an arbitrary number of jets, and is easily implemented into existing frameworks for higher-order calculations. Read More

The realization that first- and second-generation Yukawa couplings can be probed by decays of the Higgs boson to a meson in association with a photon has renewed interest in such rare exclusive decays. We present here a detailed study of the rare $Z$-boson processes $Z \to J/\psi+\gamma$, $Z \to \Upsilon+\gamma$, and $Z \to \phi+\gamma$ that can serve as benchmarks for the analogous Higgs-boson decays. We include both direct-production and fragmentation contributions to these decays, and consider the leading QCD corrections and the relativistic corrections to the $J/\psi$ and $\Upsilon$ processes. Read More

**Authors:**Geoffrey T. Bodwin

^{1}, Hee Sok Chung

^{2}, June-Haak Ee

^{3}, Jungil Lee

^{4}, Frank Petriello

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**Affiliations:**

^{1}Argonne,

^{2}Argonne,

^{3}Korea U.,

^{4}Korea U.,

^{5}Argonne and Northwestern U.

**Category:**High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

We improve the theoretical predictions for the decays of the Higgs boson to an $S$-wave vector quarkonium plus a photon by calculating the relativistic correction of order $v^2$, where $v$ is the heavy-quark velocity in the quarkonium rest frame. Our numerical results are given for the $J/\psi$ and $\Upsilon(nS)$ channels, with $n=1,2,3$. The numerical results include a previously calculated correction of order $\alpha_s$ and summations, to all orders in $\alpha_s$, of leading logarithms of $m_H^2/m_Q^2$, where $m_H$ is the Higgs-boson mass and $m_Q$ is the heavy-quark mass. Read More

We show that both flavor-conserving and flavor-violating Yukawa couplings of the Higgs boson to first- and second-generation quarks can be probed by measuring rare decays of the form h->MV, where M denotes a vector meson and V indicates either gamma, W or Z. We calculate the branching ratios for these processes in both the Standard Model and its possible extensions. We discuss the experimental prospects for their observation. Read More

**Authors:**R. Brock, M. E. Peskin, K. Agashe, M. Artuso, J. Campbell, S. Dawson, R. Erbacher, C. Gerber, Y. Gershtein, A. Gritsan, K. Hatakeyama, J. Huston, A. Kotwal, H. Logan, M. Luty, K. Melnikov, M. Narain, M. Papucci, F. Petriello, S. Prell, J. Qian, R. Schwienhorst, C. Tully, R. Van Kooten, D. Wackeroth, L. Wang, D. Whiteson

These reports present the results of the 2013 Community Summer Study of the APS Division of Particles and Fields ("Snowmass 2013") on the future program of particle physics in the U.S. Chapter 3, on the Energy Frontier, discusses the program of research with high-energy colliders. Read More

Experimental analyses often use jet binning to distinguish between different kinematic regimes and separate contributions from background processes. To accurately model theoretical uncertainties in these measurements, a consistent description of the jet bins is required. We present a complete framework for the combination of resummed results for production processes in different exclusive jet bins, focusing on Higgs production in gluon fusion as an example. Read More

We present a detailed numerical study of lepton-pair production via the Drell-Yan process above the Z-peak at the LHC. Our results consistently combine next-to-next-to-leading order QCD corrections and next-to-leading order electroweak effects, and include the leading photon-initiated processes using a recent extraction of the photon distribution function. We focus on the effects of electroweak corrections and of photon-photon scattering contributions, and demonstrate which kinematic distributions exhibit sensitivity to these corrections. Read More

**Authors:**S. Dawson, A. Gritsan, H. Logan, J. Qian, C. Tully, R. Van Kooten, A. Ajaib, A. Anastassov, I. Anderson, D. Asner, O. Bake, V. Barger, T. Barklow, B. Batell, M. Battaglia, S. Berge, A. Blondel, S. Bolognesi, J. Brau, E. Brownson, M. Cahill-Rowley, C. Calancha-Paredes, C. -Y. Chen, W. Chou, R. Clare, D. Cline, N. Craig, K. Cranmer, M. de Gruttola, A. Elagin, R. Essig, L. Everett, E. Feng, K. Fujii, J. Gainer, Y. Gao, I. Gogoladze, S. Gori, R. Goncalo, N. Graf, C. Grojean, S. Guindon, H. Haber, T. Han, G. Hanson, R. Harnik, S. Heinemeyer, U. Heintz, J. Hewett, Y. Ilchenko, A. Ishikawa, A. Ismail, V. Jain, P. Janot, S. Kanemura, S. Kawada, R. Kehoe, M. Klute, A. Kotwal, K. Krueger, G. Kukartsev, K. Kumar, J. Kunkle, M. Kurata, I. Lewis, Y. Li, L. Linssen, E. Lipeles, R. Lipton, T. Liss, J. List, T. Liu, Z. Liu, I. Low, T. Ma, P. Mackenzie, B. Mellado, K. Melnikov, A. Miyamoto, G. Moortgat-Pick, G. Mourou, M. Narain, H. Neal, J. Nielsen, N. Okada, H. Okawa, J. Olsen, H. Ono, P. Onyisi, N. Parashar, M. Peskin, F. Petriello, T. Plehn, C. Pollard, C. Potter, K. Prokofiev, M. Rauch, T. Rizzo, T. Robens, V. Rodriguez, P. Roloff, R. Ruiz, V. Sanz, J. Sayre, Q. Shafi, G. Shaughnessy, M. Sher, F. Simon, N. Solyak, J. Strube, J. Stupak, S. Su, T. Suehara, T. Tanabe, T. Tajima, V. Telnov, J. Tian, S. Thomas, M. Thomson, K. Tsumura, C. Un, M. Velasco, C. Wagner, S. Wang, S. Watanuki, G. Weiglein, A. Whitbeck, K. Yagyu, W. Yao, H. Yokoya, S. Zenz, D. Zerwas, Y. Zhang, Y. Zhou

This report summarizes the work of the Energy Frontier Higgs Boson working group of the 2013 Community Summer Study (Snowmass). We identify the key elements of a precision Higgs physics program and document the physics potential of future experimental facilities as elucidated during the Snowmass study. We study Higgs couplings to gauge boson and fermion pairs, double Higgs production for the Higgs self-coupling, its quantum numbers and $CP$-mixing in Higgs couplings, the Higgs mass and total width, and prospects for direct searches for additional Higgs bosons in extensions of the Standard Model. Read More

**Authors:**J. M. Campbell, K. Hatakeyama, J. Huston, F. Petriello, J. Andersen, L. Barze, H. Beauchemin, T. Becher, M. Begel, A. Blondel, G. Bodwin, R. Boughezal, S. Carrazza, M. Chiesa, G. Dissertori, S. Dittmaier, G. Ferrera, S. Forte, N. Glover, T. Hapola, A. Huss, X. Garcia i Tormo, M. Grazzini, S. Hoche, P. Janot, T. Kasprzik, M. Klein, U. Klein, D. Kosower, Y. Li, X. Liu, P. Mackenzie, D. Maitre, E. Meoni, K. Mishra, G. Montagna, M. Moretti, P. Nadolsky, O. Nicrosini, F. Piccinini, L. Reina, V. Radescu, J. Rojo, J. Russ, S. Sapeta, A. Schwartzman, P. Skands, J. Smillie, I. W. Stewart, F. J. Tackmann, F. Tramontano, R. Van de Water, J. R. Walsh, S. Zuberi

**Category:**High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

This is the summary report of the energy frontier QCD working group prepared for Snowmass 2013. We review the status of tools, both theoretical and experimental, for understanding the strong interactions at colliders. We attempt to prioritize important directions that future developments should take. Read More

**Authors:**Christian Bauer, Zvi Bern, Radja Boughezal, John Campbell, Neil Christensen, Lance Dixon, Thomas Gehrmann, Stefan Hoeche, Junichi Kanzaki, Alexander Mitov, Pavel Nadolsky, Fredrick Olness, Michael Peskin, Frank Petriello, Stefano Pozzorini, Laura Reina, Frank Siegert, Doreen Wackeroth, Jonathan Walsh, Ciaran Williams, Markus Wobisch

**Category:**High Energy Physics - Phenomenology

We present a study on high-performance computing and large-scale distributed computing for perturbative QCD calculations. Read More

We present a survey of the most abundant processes at the LHC for sensitivity to electroweak corrections at \sqrt{s} = 8, 14, 33, and 100 TeV proton-proton collision energies. The processes studied are pp -> dijet, inclusive W and Z, W/Z+jets, and WW. In each case we compare the experimental uncertainty in the highest kinematic regions of interest with the relative magnitude of electroweak corrections and fixed-order \alpha_S calculations. Read More

**Authors:**The LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group, S. Heinemeyer

^{1}, C. Mariotti

^{2}, G. Passarino

^{3}, R. Tanaka

^{4}, J. R. Andersen, P. Artoisenet, E. A. Bagnaschi, A. Banfi, T. Becher, F. U. Bernlochner, S. Bolognesi, P. Bolzoni, R. Boughezal, D. Buarque, J. Campbell, F. Caola, M. Carena, F. Cascioli, N. Chanon, T. Cheng, S. Y. Choi, A. David, P. de Aquino, G. Degrassi, D. Del Re, A. Denner, H. van Deurzen, S. Diglio, B. Di Micco, R. Di Nardo, S. Dittmaier, M. Duhrssen, R. K. Ellis, G. Ferrera, N. Fidanza, M. Flechl, D. de Florian, S. Forte, R. Frederix, S. Frixione, S. Gangal, Y. Gao, M. V. Garzelli, D. Gillberg, P. Govoni, M. Grazzini, N. Greiner, J. Griffiths, A . V. Gritsan, C. Grojean, D. C. Hall, C. Hays, R. Harlander, R. Hernandez-Pinto, S. Hoche, J. Huston, T. Jubb, M. Kadastik, S. Kallweit, A. Kardos, L. Kashif, N. Kauer, H. Kim, R. Klees, M. Kramer, F. Krauss, A. Laureys, S. Laurila, S. Lehti, Q. Li, S. Liebler, X. Liu, H. E. Logan, G. Luisoni, M. Malberti, F. Maltoni, K. Mawatari, F. Maierhofer, H. Mantler, S. Martin, P. Mastrolia, O. Mattelaer, J. Mazzitelli, B. Mellado, K. Melnikov, P. Meridiani, D. J. Miller, E. Mirabella, S. O. Moch, P. Monni, N. Moretti, A. Muck, M. Muhlleitner, P. Musella, P. Nason, C. Neu, M. Neubert, C. Oleari, J. Olsen, G. Ossola, T. Peraro, K. Peters, F. Petriello, G. Piacquadio, C. T. Potter, S. Pozzorini, K. Prokofiev, I. Puljak, M. Rauch, D. Rebuzzi, L. Reina, R. Rietkerk, A. Rizzi, Y. Rotstein-Habarnau, G. P. Salam, G. Sborlini, F. Schissler, M. Schonherr, M. Schulze, M. Schumacher, F. Siegert, P. Slavich, J. M. Smillie, O. Stal, J. F. von Soden-Fraunhofen, M. Spira, I. W. Stewart, F. J. Tackmann, P. T. E. Taylor, D. Tommasini, J. Thompson, R. S. Thorne, P. Torrielli, F. Tramontano, N. V. Tran, Z. Trocsanyi, M. Ubiali, P. Vanlaer, M. Vazquez Acosta, T. Vickey, A. Vicini, W. J. Waalewijn, D. Wackeroth, C. Wagner, J. R. Walsh, J. Wang, G. Weiglein, A. Whitbeck, C. Williams, J. Yu, G. Zanderighi, M. Zanetti, M. Zaro, P. M. Zerwas, C. Zhang, T. J . E. Zirke, S. Zuberi

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This Report summarizes the results of the activities in 2012 and the first half of 2013 of the LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group. The main goal of the working group was to present the state of the art of Higgs Physics at the LHC, integrating all new results that have appeared in the last few years. This report follows the first working group report Handbook of LHC Higgs Cross Sections: 1. Read More

In this paper we discuss decays of the Higgs boson to quarkonia in association with a photon. We identify a new mechanism for producing such final states in Higgs decays that leads to predictions for the decay rates that differ by an order of magnitude from previous estimates. Although the branching ratios for these processes are still small, the processes are experimentally clean, and the H \to J/\psi+gamma decay should be observable at a 14 TeV LHC. Read More

We resum a class of large Sudakov logarithms affecting Higgs boson production in the exclusive one-jet bin at the LHC. We extend previous results by calculating the full one-loop soft function for this process, which extends the accuracy of the resummation to include the leading three logarithmic corrections at each order in the QCD coupling constant. We match this result to the next-to-leading order cross section and present a detailed numerical study assuming realistic LHC cuts. Read More

We report on a calculation of the cross-section for Higgs boson production in gluon fusion in association with a hadronic jet at next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) in perturbative QCD. The computational technique is discussed in detail. We show explicitly how to employ known soft and collinear limits of scattering amplitudes to construct subtraction terms for NNLO computations. Read More

We derive a factorization theorem for production of an arbitrary number of color-singlet particles accompanied by a fixed number of jets at the LHC. The jets are defined with the standard anti-$k_T$ algorithm, and the fixed number of jets is obtained by imposing a veto on additional radiation in the final state. The formalism presented here is useful for current Higgs boson analyses using exclusive jet bins, and for other studies using a similar strategy. Read More

We combine the next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) QCD corrections to lepton-pair production through the Drell-Yan mechanism with the next-to-leading order (NLO) electroweak corrections within the framework of the FEWZ simulation code. Control over both sources of higher-order contributions is necessary for measurements where percent-level theoretical predictions are crucial, and in phase-space regions where the NLO electroweak corrections grow large. The inclusion of both corrections in a single simulation code eliminates the need to separately incorporate such effects as final-state radiation and electroweak Sudakov logarithms when comparing many experimental results to theory. Read More

We introduce a class of asymmetries sensitive to the spin and CP properties of the new boson discovered by the ATLAS and CMS experiments. These asymmetries can be measured in the four-lepton final state, and are defined by integrating the invariant masses of the lepton pairs over specified ranges. We outline a program of measurements using initial LHC data to determine the quantum numbers and coupling structure, provide analytic expressions for decay widths in several representative models, and discuss what can be determined using the available data. Read More

Signatures of new physics beyond the Standard Model are often characterized by large missing transverse energy ($\not E_T$) produced in association with multiple jets. The dominant Standard Model background to such processes comes from gauge-boson production in association with jets. A standard search strategy involves looking for an excess in the $m_{eff}$ distribution, where $m_{eff}= \not E_T +\sum_{J} p^T_J$ and $p^T_J$ denotes the transverse momentum of the $J$-th jet. Read More

We present an updated version of the FEWZ (Fully Exclusive W and Z production) code for the calculation of W and gamma*/Z production at next-to-next-to-leading order in the strong coupling. Several new features and observables are introduced, and an order-of-magnitude speed improvement over the performance of FEWZ 2.0 is demonstrated. Read More

**Authors:**LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group, S. Dittmaier

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^{4}, S. Alekhin, J. Alwall, E. A. Bagnaschi, A. Banfi, J. Blumlein, S. Bolognesi, N. Chanon, T. Cheng, L. Cieri, A. M. Cooper-Sarkar, M. Cutajar, S. Dawson, G. Davies, N. De Filippis, G. Degrassi, A. Denner, D. D'Enterria, S. Diglio, B. Di Micco, R. Di Nardo, R. K. Ellis, A. Farilla, S. Farrington, M. Felcini, G. Ferrera, M. Flechl, D. de Florian, S. Forte, S. Ganjour, M. V. Garzelli, S. Gascon-Shotkin, S. Glazov, S. Goria, M. Grazzini, J. -Ph. Guillet, C. Hackstein, K. Hamilton, R. Harlander, M. Hauru, S. Heinemeyer, S. Hoche, J. Huston, C. Jackson, P. Jimenez-Delgado, M. D. Jorgensen, M. Kado, S. Kallweit, A. Kardos, N. Kauer, H. Kim, M. Kovac, M. Kramer, F. Krauss, C. -M. Kuo, S. Lehti, Q. Li, N. Lorenzo, F. Maltoni, B. Mellado, S. O. Moch, A. Muck, M. Muhlleitner, P. Nadolsky, P. Nason, C. Neu, A. Nikitenko, C. Oleari, J. Olsen, S. Palmer, S. Paganis, C. G. Papadopoulos, T . C. Petersen, F. Petriello, F. Petrucci, G. Piacquadio, E. Pilon, C. T. Potter, J. Price, I. Puljak, W. Quayle, V. Radescu, D. Rebuzzi, L. Reina, J. Rojo, D. Rosco, G. P. Salam, A. Sapronov, J. Schaarschmidt, M. Schonherr, M. Schumacher, F. Siegert, P. Slavich, M. Spira, I. W. Stewart, W. J. Stirling, F. Stockli, C. Sturm, F. J. Tackmann, R. S. Thorne, D. Tommasini, P. Torrielli, F. Tramontano, Z. Trocsanyi, M. Ubiali, S. Uccirati, M. Vazquez Acosta, T. Vickey, A. Vicini, W. J. Waalewijn, D. Wackeroth, M. Warsinsky, M. Weber, M. Wiesemann, G. Weiglein, J. Yu, G. Zanderighi

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This Report summarises the results of the second year's activities of the LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group. The main goal of the working group was to present the state of the art of Higgs Physics at the LHC, integrating all new results that have appeared in the last few years. The first working group report Handbook of LHC Higgs Cross Sections: 1. Read More

We use the known soft and collinear limits of tree- and one-loop scattering amplitudes -- computed over a decade ago -- to explicitly construct a subtraction scheme for next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) computations. Our approach combines partitioning of the final-state phase space together with the technique of sector decomposition, following recent suggestions in Ref. [1]. Read More

**Authors:**S. Bethke, A. H. Hoang, S. Kluth, J. Schieck, I. W. Stewart, S. Aoki, M. Beneke, J. Blumlein, N. Brambilla, S. Brodsky, S. Descotes-Genon, J. Erler, S. Forte, T. Gehrmann, C. Glasman, M. Golterman, S. Hashimoto, A. Kronfeld, J. Kuhn, P. Lepage, A. Martin, V. Mateu, S. Menke, Y. Nomura, C. Pahl, F. Petriello, A. Pich, K. Rabbertz, G. Salam, H. Schulz, R. Sommer, M. Steinhauser, B. Webber, CP. Yuan, G. Zanderighi

These are the proceedings of the "Workshop on Precision Measurements of alphas" held at the Max-Planck-Institute for Physics, Munich, February 9-11, 2011. The workshop explored in depth the determination of alphas(mZ) in the MS-bar scheme from the key categories where high precision measurements are currently being made, including DIS and global PDF fits, tau-decays, electroweak precision observables and Z-decays, event-shapes, and lattice QCD. These proceedings contain a short summary contribution from the speakers, as well as the lists of authors, conveners, participants, and talks. Read More

We review a new approach to calculating transverse momentum distributions of the Higgs and electroweak gauge bosons using the Soft-Collinear Effective Theory. We derive a factorization theorem for transverse momentum distributions in terms of newly-defined impact-parameter beam functions (iBFs) and an inverse soft function (iSF). The iBFs correspond to completely unintegrated parton distribution functions and provide interesting probes of momentum distributions within nucleons. Read More

The four-dimensional helicity regularization scheme is often used in one-loop QCD computations. It was recently argued in Ref. [1] that this scheme is inconsistent beyond the one-loop order in perturbation theory. Read More

We present next-to-next-to-leading-order (NNLO) results for an exclusive soft function that appears in a recently developed factorization theorem for transverse momentum distributions. The factorization theorem, derived using the Soft Collinear Effective Theory, involves both a soft function and unintegrated nucleon distribution functions fully differential in momentum coordinates. The soft function is given by the vacuum matrix element of soft Wilson lines and is also fully differential in all components. Read More

**Authors:**LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group, S. Dittmaier

^{1}, C. Mariotti

^{2}, G. Passarino

^{3}, R. Tanaka

^{4}, J. Baglio, P. Bolzoni, R. Boughezal, O. Brein, C. Collins-Tooth, S. Dawson, S. Dean, A. Denner, S. Farrington, M. Felcini, M. Flechl, D. de Florian, S. Forte, M. Grazzini, C. Hackstein, T. Hahn, R. Harlander, T. Hartonen, S. Heinemeyer, J. Huston, A. Kalinowski, M. Krämer, F. Krauss, J. S. Lee, S. Lehti, F. Maltoni, K. Mazumdar, S. -O. Moch, A. Mück, M. Mühlleitner, P. Nason, C. Neu, C. Oleari, J. Olsen, S. Palmer, F. Petriello, G. Piacquadio, A. Pilaftsis, C. T. Potter, I. Puljak, J. Qian, D. Rebuzzi, L. Reina, H. Rzehak, M. Schumacher, P. Slavich, M. Spira, F. Stöckli, R. S. Thorne, M. Vazquez Acosta, T. Vickey, A. Vicini, D. Wackeroth, M. Warsinsky, M. Weber, G. Weiglein, C. Weydert, J. Yu, M. Zaro, T. Zirke

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This Report summarizes the results of the first 10 months' activities of the LHC Higgs Cross Sections Working Group. The main goal of the working group was to present the status-of-art on Higgs Physics at the LHC integrating all new results that have appeared in the last few years. The Report is more than a mere collection of the proceedings of the general meetings. Read More

We introduce an improved version of the simulation code FEWZ (Fully Exclusive W and Z Production) for hadron collider production of lepton pairs through the Drell-Yan process at next-to-next-to-leading-order (NNLO) in the strong coupling constant. The program is fully differential in the phase space of leptons and additional hadronic radiation. The new version offers users significantly more options for customization. Read More

We study the low transverse momentum (p_T) distribution of the Z-boson at hadron colliders for p_T ~ Lambda_{QCD} using a factorization and resummation formula derived in the Soft Collinear Effective Theory (SCET). In the region p_T ~ Lambda_{QCD}, new non-perturbative effects arise that cannot be entirely captured by the standard parton distribution functions, and require an additional new non-perturbative transverse momentum function (TMF). The TMF is field-theoretically defined in SCET, fully gauge invariant, and captures the non-perturbative dynamics that affects the p_T-distribution in the region p_T ~ Lambda_{QCD}. Read More

We derive a factorization theorem for the differential distributions of electroweak gauge bosons in Drell-Yan processes, valid at low transverse momentum, using the Soft-Collinear Effective Theory (SCET). We present the next-to-leading logarithmic (NLL) transverse momentum distribution for the Z-boson and find good agreement with Tevatron data collected by the CDF and D0 collaborations. We also give predictions for the Higgs boson differential distributions at NLL based on a factorization theorem derived in earlier work. Read More

We describe an effective-theory computation of the next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) QCD corrections to the gluon-fusion production of a Higgs boson in models with massive color-octet scalars in the (8,1)_0 representation. Numerical results are presented for both the Tevatron and the LHC. The estimated theoretical uncertainty is greatly reduced by the inclusion of the NNLO corrections. Read More