Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2018:35 | Cite as

Bottom-quark effects in Higgs production at intermediate transverse momentum

  • Fabrizio CaolaEmail author
  • Jonas M. Lindert
  • Kirill Melnikov
  • Pier Francesco Monni
  • Lorenzo Tancredi
  • Christopher Wever
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We provide a precise description of the Higgs boson transverse momentum distribution including top and bottom quark contributions, that is valid for transverse momenta in the range mb ≲ p ≲ mt, where mb and mt are the bottom and top quark masses. This description is based on a combination of fixed next-to-leading order (NLO) results with next-to-next-to-leading logarithmic (NNLL) transverse momentum resummation. We show that ambiguities in the resummation procedure for the b-quark loops are of the same order as the related fixed-order uncertainties. We conclude that the current uncertainty in the top-bottom interference contribution to the Higgs transverse momentum spectrum is \( \mathcal{O}\left(20\%\right) \).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fabrizio Caola
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jonas M. Lindert
    • 1
  • Kirill Melnikov
    • 3
  • Pier Francesco Monni
    • 2
  • Lorenzo Tancredi
    • 2
  • Christopher Wever
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute for Particle Physics PhenomenologyDurham UniversityDurhamU.K.
  2. 2.TH Division, Physics DepartmentCERNGeneva 23Switzerland
  3. 3.Institute for Theoretical Particle Physics (TTP), KITKarlsruheGermany
  4. 4.Institut für Kernphysik, KITEggenstein-LeopoldshafenGermany

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