Vector boson pair production at the LHC

  • John M. Campbell
  • R. Keith Ellis
  • Ciaran Williams
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Abstract

We present phenomenological results for vector boson pair production at the LHC, obtained using the parton-level next-to-leading order program MCFM. We include the implementation of a new process in the code, pp → γγ, and important updates to existing processes. We incorporate fragmentation contributions in order to allow for the experimental isolation of photons in γγ, , and production and also account for gluon-gluon initial state contributions for all relevant processes. We present results for a variety of phenomenological scenarios, at the current operating energy of \( \sqrt {s} = 7 \) TeV and for the ultimate machine goal, \( \sqrt {s} = 14 \) TeV. We investigate the impact of our predictions on several important distributions that enter into searches for new physics at the LHC.

Keywords

QCD Phenomenology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Campbell
    • 1
  • R. Keith Ellis
    • 1
  • Ciaran Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.FermilabBataviaU.S.A.

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