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Vector bosons and jets in proton collisions

Azzurri, Paolo; Schoenherr, Marek; Tricoli, Alessandro

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Paolo Azzurri

Alessandro Tricoli


Events with vector bosons produced in association with jets have been extensively studied at hadron colliders and provide high-accuracy tests of the standard model. A good understanding of these processes is of paramount importance for precision Higgs physics, as well as for searches for new physics. In particular, associated production of γ , W , or Z bosons with light-flavor and heavy-flavor jets is a powerful tool for testing perturbative QCD calculations, Monte Carlo event generators, and can also constrain the parametrizations used to describe the parton content of the proton. Furthermore, events with a W or Z boson produced with two well-separated jets can be used to distinguish between electroweak and strong production mechanisms, and to set limits on contributions of physics beyond the standard model. This review summarizes the historical theoretical developments and the state-of-the-art in the modeling of vector-boson-plus-jet physics while focusing on experimental results by the LHC collaborations in run 1 and run 2 and including comparisons with recent measurements at the Tevatron.


Azzurri, P., Schoenherr, M., & Tricoli, A. (2021). Vector bosons and jets in proton collisions. Reviews of Modern Physics, 93(2), Article 025007.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 16, 2020
Online Publication Date Jun 3, 2021
Publication Date 2021-04
Deposit Date Jan 11, 2021
Publicly Available Date Sep 6, 2021
Journal Reviews of Modern Physics
Print ISSN 0034-6861
Electronic ISSN 1539-0756
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 93
Issue 2
Article Number 025007
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Reprinted with permission from the American Physical Society: Azzurri, Paolo, Schoenherr, Marek & Tricoli, Alessandro (2021). Vector bosons and jets in proton collisions. Reviews of Modern Physics 93(2): 025007. © (2021) by the American Physical Society. Readers may view, browse, and/or download material for temporary copying purposes only, provided these uses are for noncommercial personal purposes. Except as provided by law, this material may not be further reproduced, distributed, transmitted, modified, adapted, performed, displayed, published, or sold in whole or part, without prior written permission from the American Physical Society.

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