Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2015:132 | Cite as

Higgs production in association with bottom quarks

  • M. Wiesemann
  • R. Frederix
  • S. Frixione
  • V. Hirschi
  • F. Maltoni
  • P. Torrielli
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We study the production of a Higgs boson in association with bottom quarks in hadronic collisions, and present phenomenological predictions relevant to the 13 TeV LHC. Our results are accurate to the next-to-leading order in QCD, and matched to parton showers through the MC@NLO method; thus, they are fully differential and based on unweighted events, which we shower by using both Herwig++ and Pythia8. We perform the computation in both the four-flavour and the five-flavour schemes, whose results we compare extensively at the level of exclusive observables. In the case of the Higgs transverse momentum, we also consider the analytically-resummed cross section up to the NNLO+NNLL accuracy. In addition, we analyse at \( \mathcal{O}\left({\alpha}_S^3\right) \) the effects of the interference between the \( b\overline{b}H \) and gluon-fusion production modes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Wiesemann
    • 1
  • R. Frederix
    • 2
  • S. Frixione
    • 2
  • V. Hirschi
    • 3
  • F. Maltoni
    • 4
  • P. Torrielli
    • 1
    • 5
  1. 1.Physik-InstitutUniversität ZürichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.PH Department, TH UnitCERNGeneva 23Switzerland
  3. 3.SLAC National Accelerator LaboratoryMenlo ParkU.S.A.
  4. 4.Centre for Cosmology, Particle Physics and Phenomenology (CP3)Université Catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium
  5. 5.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly

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