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    TMD Evolution: Matching SIDIS to Drell-Yan and W/Z Boson Production

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    We examine the QCD evolution for the transverse momentum dependent observables in hard processes of semi-inclusive hadron production in deep inelastic scattering and Drell-Yan lepton pair production in pppp collisions, including the spin-average cross sections and Sivers single transverse spin asymmetries. We show that the evolution equations derived by a direct integral of the Collins-Soper-Sterman evolution kernel from low to high Q can describe well the transverse momentum distribution of the unpolarized cross sections in the Q^2 range from 2 to 100 GeV^2. In addition, the matching is established between our evolution and the Collins-Soper-Sterman resummation with b*-prescription and Konychev-Nodalsky parameterization of the non-perturbative form factors, which are formulated to describe the Drell-Yan lepton pair and W/Z boson production in hadronic collisions. With these results, we present the predictions for the Sivers single transverse spin asymmetries in Drell-Yan lepton pair production and W±W^\pm boson production in polarized pp and πp\pi^- p collisions for several proposed experiments. We emphasize that these experiments will not only provide crucial test of the sign change of the Sivers asymmetry, but also provide important opportunities to study the QCD evolution effects.Comment: 46 pages, 15 figure

    Long Range Correlation in Higgs Boson Plus Two Jets Production at the LHC

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    We study Higgs boson plus two high energy jets production at the LHC in the kinematics where the two jets are well separated in rapidity. The partonic processes are dominated by the t-channel weak boson fusion (WBF) and gluon fusion (GF) contributions. We derive the associated QCD resummation formalism for the correlation analysis where the total transverse momentum q_\perp of the Higgs boson and two jets is small. Because of different color structures, the resummation results lead to distinguished behaviors: the WBF contribution peaks at relative low q_\perp while all GF channel contributions are strongly de-correlated and spread to a much wider q_\perp range. By applying a kinematic cut on q_\perp, one can effectively increase the WBF signal to the GF background by a significant factor. This greatly strengthens the ability to investigate the WBF channel in Higgs boson production and study the couplings of Higgs to electroweak bosons.Comment: 9 pages, 2 figure
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