We present a calculation of the next-to-leading order (NLO) QCD corrections to gluon-induced electroweak gauge boson pair production, gg→ ZZ and gg→ W+W-, matched to the PYTHIA 8 parton shower in the POWHEG approach. The calculation consistently incorporates the continuum background, the Higgs-mediated gg→ H∗→ VV process, and their interference. We consider leptonic decay modes of the vector bosons and retain offshell and non-resonant contributions. The processes considered are loop-induced at leading order and thus contain two-loop virtual contributions as well as loop-squared real contributions. Parton-shower effects are found to be marginal in inclusive observables and quite sizeable in observables that are exclusive in additional jet radiation. The Monte Carlo generator presented here allows for realistic experimental effects to be incorporated in state-of-the-art precision analyses of diboson production and of the Higgs boson in the offshell regime.

Four-lepton production in gluon fusion at NLO matched to parton showers / S. Alioli, S.F. Ravasio, J.M. Lindert, R. Röntsch. - In: THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL. C, PARTICLES AND FIELDS. - ISSN 1434-6044. - 81:8(2021 Aug), pp. 687.1-687.16. [10.1140/epjc/s10052-021-09470-5]

Four-lepton production in gluon fusion at NLO matched to parton showers

R. Röntsch
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2021

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We present a calculation of the next-to-leading order (NLO) QCD corrections to gluon-induced electroweak gauge boson pair production, gg→ ZZ and gg→ W+W-, matched to the PYTHIA 8 parton shower in the POWHEG approach. The calculation consistently incorporates the continuum background, the Higgs-mediated gg→ H∗→ VV process, and their interference. We consider leptonic decay modes of the vector bosons and retain offshell and non-resonant contributions. The processes considered are loop-induced at leading order and thus contain two-loop virtual contributions as well as loop-squared real contributions. Parton-shower effects are found to be marginal in inclusive observables and quite sizeable in observables that are exclusive in additional jet radiation. The Monte Carlo generator presented here allows for realistic experimental effects to be incorporated in state-of-the-art precision analyses of diboson production and of the Higgs boson in the offshell regime.
Settore FIS/02 - Fisica Teorica, Modelli e Metodi Matematici
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