The European Physical Journal C

, Volume 66, Issue 3–4, pp 359–372 | Cite as

Higgs production in gluon fusion at next-to-next-to-leading order QCD for finite top mass

  • Robert V. Harlander
  • Hendrik Mantler
  • Simone Marzani
  • Kemal J. Ozeren
Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


The inclusive Higgs production cross section from gluon fusion is calculated through NNLO QCD, including its top quark mass dependence. This is achieved through a matching of the 1/M t expansion of the partonic cross sections to the exact large-\(\hat{s}\) limits which are derived from k T -factorization. The accuracy of this procedure is estimated to be better than 1% for the hadronic cross section. The final result is shown to be within 1% of the commonly used effective theory approach, thus confirming earlier findings.


Higgs Boson High Energy Phys Gluon Fusion Boson Production Partonic Cross Section 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert V. Harlander
    • 1
  • Hendrik Mantler
    • 1
  • Simone Marzani
    • 2
  • Kemal J. Ozeren
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachbereich CBergische Universität WuppertalWuppertalGermany
  2. 2.School of Physics & AstronomyUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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