Precision studies of weak boson production at the LHC require that electroweak and QCD higher-order corrections are simultaneously taken into account in data analysis. After a review of the present status of higher-order calculations for single W and Z boson production at hadron colliders, we present some preliminary results on the combination of electroweak and QCD corrections to a sample of observables of the process p p \to W\pm \to \mu \pm + X at the LHC. Our phenomenological analysis shows that a high-precision knowledge of QCD and a careful combination of electroweak and strong contributions is mandatory in view of the anticipated experimental accuracy.
|Titolo:||Precision predictions and tools for weak boson production at the LHC|
|Parole Chiave:||LHC ; gauge bosons ; precision measurements|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/02 - Fisica Teorica, Modelli e Metodi Matematici|
|Data di pubblicazione:||lug-2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|