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    Sudakov Logarithm Resummation for Vector Boson Production at Hadron Colliders

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    A complete description of W and Z boson production at high-energy colliders requires the resummation of large Sudakov logarithms which dominate the production at small transverse momentum. Currently there are two techniques for performing this resummation: impact parameter space and transverse momentum space. We argue that the latter can be formulated in a way which retains the advantages of the former, while at the same time allowing a smooth transition to finite order dominance at high transverse momentum.Comment: 5 pages, LaTeX, 2 figures, epsfig, contribution to the proceedings of the UK Phenomenology Workshop on Collider Physics, 19-24 September 1999, Durham, to be published in J. Phys.

    Electroweak vector boson production in joint resummation

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    We study the application of the joint resummation to electroweak boson production at hadron colliders. The joint resummation formalism resums both threshold and transverse momentum corrections to the transverse momentum distribution at next-to-leading logarithmic accuracy. We obtain a good description of the transverse momentum distribution of Z bosons produced at the Tevatron collider.Comment: 5 pages, 2 figures. Talk presented by A. Kulesza at the XXXVIIth Rencontres de Moriond `QCD and high energy hadronic interactions', Les Arcs, Franc

    The resummed Higgs boson transverse momentum distribution at the LHC

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    We apply QCD resummation techniques to study the transverse momentum distribution of Higgs bosons produced via gluon-gluon fusion at the LHC. In particular we focus on the joint resummation formalism which resums both threshold and transverse momentum corrections simultaneously. A comparison of results obtained in the joint and the standard recoil resummation frameworks is presented.Comment: 9 pages, 1 figure, uses appolb.cls. Contribution to the Proceedings of XXVII International Conference of Theoretical Physics, Ustron, Poland, September 15-21, 2003. To appear in Acta Physica Polonica

    A Comparison of Predictions for SM Higgs Boson Production at the LHC

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    This paper describes a comparison of most of the available predictions for the cross section and transverse momentum distribution for a 125 GeV mass Higgs at the LHC, including those from the PYTHIA and HERWIG parton shower Monte Carlos and from four resummation calculations.Comment: 7 pages, submitted to proceedings of the Workshop on Physics at TeV Colliders, Les Houches 200

    W hadroproduction at large transverse momentum beyond next-to-leading order

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    We study the production of W bosons at large transverse momentum in p pbar collisions. We show that the next-to-leading order cross section at large transverse momentum is dominated by threshold soft-gluon corrections. We add next-to-next-to-leading-order soft-gluon corrections to the exact next-to-leading-order differential cross sections. We find that these higher-order corrections provide modest enhancements to the transverse momentum distribution of the W at the Tevatron, and reduce significantly the dependence on the factorization and renormalization scales.Comment: 17 pages, 8 figure

    Same-sign W pair production as a probe of double parton scattering at the LHC

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    We study the production of same-sign W boson pairs at the LHC in double parton interactions. Compared with simple factorised double parton distributions (dPDFs), we show that the recently developed dPDFs, GS09, lead to non-trivial kinematic correlations between the W bosons. A numerical study of the prospects for observing this process using same-sign dilepton signatures, including same-sign WWjj, di-boson and heavy flavour backgrounds, at 14 TeV centre-of-mass energy is then performed. It is shown that a small excess of same-sign dilepton events from double parton scattering over a background dominated by single scattering WZ(gamma*) production could be observed at the LHC.Comment: 14 pages, 8 figures. Added references, slight changes in the text

    Parity-Odd Asymmetries in W-Jet Events at the Tevatron

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    Parity-odd asymmetries in the decay angular distribution of a W boson produced with a hard jet in p\bar{p} collisions arise only from QCD rescattering effects. If observed, these asymmetries will provide a first demonstration that perturbative QCD calculation is valid for the absorptive part of scattering amplitudes. We propose a simple observable to measure these asymmetries and perform realistic Monte Carlo simulations at Tevatron energies. It is shown that the Tevatron Run-II should provide sufficient statistics to test the prediction.Comment: 4pages, 2figures, revtex, references and discussions added, version to appear in PRL, typo correcte
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