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Vector boson pair production at the LHC

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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.

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Campbell, J.M., Ellis, R.K. & Williams, C. Vector boson pair production at the LHC. J. High Energ. Phys. 2011, 18 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/JHEP07(2011)018

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