Jul 16 – 22, 2009
Kraków, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Higher-order QCD corrections to vector boson production at hadron colliders.

Jul 16, 2009, 2:30 PM
Exhibition room A (Kraków, Poland)

Exhibition room A

Kraków, Poland

The Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University 33 Krupnicza Street 31-123 Kraków
QCD at Colliders V. QCD at Colliders


Dr Giancarlo Ferrera (Florence University)


We consider QCD radiative corrections and their to the production of vector bosons in hadron collisions. We present a fully exclusive calculation up to next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) in QCD perturbation theory. Our calculation is implemented in a parton level Monte Carlo program which allows the user to apply arbitrary kinematical cuts on the final-states and to compute the corresponding distributions in the form of bin histograms. We show selected numerical results at the Tevatron and the LHC. We discuss the resummation of logarithmic-enhanced QCD corrections at small values of qT and the matching procedure to consistently combine resummation with the fixed order perturbative result at intermediate and large qT. We present a study of the scale dependence and of the perturbative uncertainty of our results. We compare numerical results for e+e- pairs from the decay of Z bosons with the available Tevatron data.

Primary author

Dr Giancarlo Ferrera (Florence University)

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