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The Black Book of Quantum ChromodynamicsA Primer for the LHC Era$
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John Campbell, Joey Huston, and Frank Krauss

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199652747

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199652747.001.0001

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QCD at Fixed Order: Processes

QCD at Fixed Order: Processes

(p.182) 4 QCD at Fixed Order: Processes
The Black Book of Quantum Chromodynamics

John Campbell

Joey Huston

Frank Krauss

Oxford University Press

At the core of any theoretical description of hadron collider physics is a fixed-order perturbative treatment of a hard scattering process. This chapter is devoted to a survey of fixed-order predictions for a wide range of Standard Model processes. These range from high cross-section processes such as jet production to much more elusive reactions, such as the production of Higgs bosons. Process by process, these sections illustrate how the techniques developed in Chapter 3 are applied to more complex final states and provide a summary of the fixed-order state-of-the-art. In each case, key theoretical predictions and ideas are identified that will be the subject of a detailed comparison with data in Chapters 8 and 9.

Keywords:   fixed order, NLO, loop, matrix element, scale

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