Towards NNLO Event Generators for the LHC

Particle Physics Theory seminar

Towards NNLO Event Generators for the LHC

  • Event time: 2:00pm
  • Event date: 28th October 2015
  • Speaker: Emanuele Re (LAPTh Annecy)
  • Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room,

Event details

Event generators are used extensively in many LHC searches and therefore improving their theoretical accuracy is important for fully exploiting the LHC potential. I will briefly explain the basic concepts and approximations upon which these tools are built and review the theoretical developments that in the last decade allowed to improve substantially the accuracy of these programs. I will then explain how a combination of two of these methods (POWHEG and MiNLO) allows to match parton showers with NNLO QCD computations, and show recent results for Higgs and Drell-Yan production.

The Particle Physics Theory seminar is a weekly series of talks reflecting the diverse interests of the group. Topics include analytic and numerical calculations based on the Standard Model of elementary particle physics, theories exploring new physics, as well as more formal developments in gauge theories and gravity..

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