5. Theoretical Physics (CSN4)

Higgs precision physics at the LHC: the case of soft gluons

by Anna Kulesza (Muenster Univ.)

Europe/Rome
Aula Seminari (LNF)

Aula Seminari

LNF

Via Enrico Fermi, 40 00044 Frascati (Roma)
Description
The investigation of Higgs boson properties is one of the most important activities in particle physics nowadays. Such studies can provide invaluable insights on the nature of beyond the Standard Model physics, complementing the ongoing direct searches. The increasing precision of the experimental measurements at the LHC calls for correspondingly good theoretical predictions for Higgs production processes. In this context, calculations of QCD corrections to the production rates for these processes are of central relevance to the LHC physics programme. A major contribution to higher order QCD corrections originates from multiple soft gluon emission and can be treated systematically to all orders by means of resummation techniques. In this talk I will review the application of resummation techniques to Higgs boson physics at the LHC, concentrating on the processes of the associated Higgs production.
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