Refining the GENEVA method for Higgs boson production via gluon fusion

Simone Alioli, Georgios Billis, Alessandro Broggio, Alessandro Gavardi, Stefan Kallweit, Matthew A. Lim, Giulia Marinelli, Riccardo Nagar (Corresponding author), Davide Napoletano

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We describe a number of improvements to the GENEVA method for matching NNLO calculations to parton shower programs. In particular, we detail changes to the resummed calculation used in the matching procedure, including disentangling the cross section dependence on factorisation and beam scales, and an improved treatment of timelike logarithms. We also discuss modifications in the implementation of the splitting functions which serve to make the resummed calculation differential in the higher multiplicity phase space. These changes improve the stability of the numerical cancellation of the nonsingular term at small values of the resolution parameter. As a case study, we consider the gluon-initiated Higgs boson production process $gg\to H$. We validate the NNLO accuracy of our predictions against independent calculations, and compare our showered and hadronised results with recent data taken at the ATLAS and CMS experiments in the diphoton decay channel, finding good agreement.
Original languageEnglish
Article number128
Number of pages39
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2023

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 103036 Theoretical physics


  • hep-ph
  • hep-ex

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