Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2019:166 | Cite as

Three-loop form factors for Higgs boson pair production in the large top mass limit

  • Joshua Davies
  • Matthias SteinhauserEmail author
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We consider the virtual corrections to Higgs boson pair production at next-to- next-to-leading order, in the large top quark mass limit. We compute five expansion terms for the box-type form factors and eight expansion terms for the triangle form factor, which serve as useful input for the construction of approximations. We present analytic results for the form factors in the soft-virtual approximation.

From a technical point of view the calculation is quite challenging since huge intermediate expressions are produced. We describe our methods and optimizations to overcome these difficulties, which might be useful for other calculations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische TeilchenphysikKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)KarlsruheGermany

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