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NLO QCD+EW predictions for 2ℓ2ν diboson signatures at the LHC

Kallweit, S.; Lindert, J.M.; Pozzorini, S.; Schoenherr, M.

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S. Kallweit

J.M. Lindert

S. Pozzorini


We present next-to-leading order (NLO) calculations including QCD and electroweak (EW) corrections for 2ℓ2ν diboson signatures with two opposite-charge leptons and two neutrinos. Specifically, we study the processes pp→e+μ−νeν¯¯¯μpp→e+μ−νeν¯μ and pp→e+e−νν¯¯¯pp→e+e−νν¯ , including all relevant off-shell diboson channels, W+W−, ZZ, γZ, as well as non-resonant contributions. Photon-induced processes are computed at NLO EW, and we discuss subtle differences related to the definition and the renormalisation of the coupling α for processes with initial- and final-state photons. All calculations are performed within the automated Munich/Sherpa+OpenLoops frameworks, and we provide numerical predictions for the LHC at 13 TeV. The behaviour of the corrections is investigated with emphasis on the high-energy regime, where NLO EW effects can amount to tens of percent due to large Sudakov logarithms. The interplay between W W and ZZ contributions to the same-flavour channel, pp→e+e−νν¯¯¯pp→e+e−νν¯ , is discussed in detail, and a quantitative analysis of photon-induced contributions is presented. Finally, we consider approximations that account for all sources of large logarithms, at high and low energy, by combining virtual EW corrections with a YFS soft-photon resummation or a QED parton shower.


Kallweit, S., Lindert, J., Pozzorini, S., & Schoenherr, M. (2017). NLO QCD+EW predictions for 2ℓ2ν diboson signatures at the LHC. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2017(11), Article 120.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 11, 2017
Online Publication Date Nov 20, 2017
Publication Date Nov 20, 2017
Deposit Date Dec 13, 2017
Publicly Available Date Dec 13, 2017
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Print ISSN 1126-6708
Publisher Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2017
Issue 11
Article Number 120


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