194 research outputs found

    Motivations and ideas behind hadron--hadron event shapes

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    We summarize the main motivations to study event shapes at hadron colliders. In addition we present classes of event shapes and show their complementary sensitivities to perturbative and non-perturbative effects, namely jet hadronization and underlying event.Comment: 10 pages, 9 figures, talk given at the FRIF Workshop on First Principles Non-Perturbative QCD of Hadron Jets, Paris, January 200

    Resummation of event-shapes at hadron-hadron colliders

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    We point out that a study of event shapes at hadron colliders allows to explore novel aspects of QCD. These studies are today made easier by the development of a program which automates the resummation.Comment: Invited talk at 2005 International Linear Collider Physics and Detector Workshop and Second ILC Accelerator Workshop, Snowmass, CO (Snowmass05), 3 page

    Non-perturbative QCD analysis of near-to-planar three-jet events

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    We present the analysis of the 1/Q-suppressed non-perturbative (NP) contribution to the cumulative out-of-event-plane momentum distribution in e+e- annihilation in the near-to-planar three-jet region. It complements our previous study of the perturbative (PT) distributions resummed to single logarithmic accuracy. Due to inter-jet soft gluon radiation, the NP contributions (as well as the PT distributions) are sensitive to the geometry (the angles between jets) and the colour structure of the underlying hard process (topology of the three-prong parton antenna). The results and techniques presented here could be extended to other multi-jet processes and, in particular, to hadron-hadron collisions.Comment: 53 pages, 4 figures, JHEP class include

    QCD analysis of D-parameter in near-to-planar three-jet events

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    We present the QCD analysis of D-parameter distribution in near-to-planar 3-jet e+e- annihilation events. We derive the all-order resummed perturbative prediction and the leading power suppressed non-perturbative corrections both to the mean value and the distribution. Here non-perturbative corrections are larger than in 2-jet shape observables, so that higher order non-perturbative effects could be relevant. Experimental data (not yet available) are needed in order to cast light on this important point. The technique we develop aims at improving the accuracy of the theoretical description of multi-jet ensembles, in particular in hadron-hadron collisions.Comment: 26 pages, 6 figures, JHEP class include

    QCD analysis of near-to-planar 3-jet events

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    Perturbative QCD analysis is presented of the cumulative out-of-plane momentum distribution in the near-to-planar e+e- annihilation events, K_out << Q. In this kinematical region multiple gluon radiation effects become essential. They are resummed with the single-logarithmic accuracy, which programme includes the 2-loop treatment of the basic radiation and matching with the exact O(alpha_s^2) result. Dedicated experimental analyses of 3-jet event characteristics are of special interest for the study of the non-perturbative confinement effects.Comment: 32 pages, 1 figure, JHEP class include

    Semi-Numerical Evaluation of One-Loop Corrections

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    We present a semi-numerical algorithm to calculate one-loop virtual corrections to scattering amplitudes. The divergences of the loop amplitudes are regulated using dimensional regularization. We treat in detail the case of amplitudes with up to five external legs and massless internal lines, although the method is more generally applicable. Tensor integrals are reduced to generalized scalar integrals, which in turn are reduced to a set of known basis integrals using recursion relations. The reduction algorithm is modified near exceptional configurations to ensure numerical stability. To test the procedure we apply these techniques to one-loop corrections to the Higgs to four quark process for which analytic results have recently become available.Comment: 33 pages, 10 figures, some typos fixed and references added, to appear in Phys. Rev. D. v3 corrects a typo in eq. A2

    Virtual QCD corrections to Higgs boson plus four parton processes

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    We report on the calculation of virtual processes contributing to the production of a Higgs boson and two jets in hadron-hadron collisions. The coupling of the Higgs boson to gluons, via a virtual loop of top quarks, is treated using an effective theory, valid in the large top quark mass limit. The calculation is performed by evaluating one-loop diagrams in the effective theory. The primary method of calculation is a numerical evaluation of the virtual amplitudes as a Laurent series in D4D-4, where DD is the dimensionality of space-time. For the cases HqqˉqqˉH \to q\bar{q}q\bar{q} and HqqˉqqˉH \to q\bar{q}q'\bar{q}' we confirm the numerical results by an explicit analytic calculation.Comment: 21 pages, 2 figures. v2 modifies the text to agree with published version and corrects typos in the analytical expressions for the four quark amplitude
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