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Title: Hadronic productions of a Higgs boson in association with two jets at next-to-leading order
Author: Williams, Ciaran
ISNI:       0000 0004 2690 0349
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 2010
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We present the calculation of hadronic production of a Higgs boson in association with two jets at next-to-leading order in perturbation theory. We consider amplitudes in an effective theory in which the Higgs couples to gluons in the limit of a large top quark mass. We treat the Higgs as the real part of the complex field φ that couples to the self-dual field strengths. We use modern on-shell inspired methods to calculate helicity amplitudes and we give a detailed review of unitarity based and on-shell methods. Using these unitarity methods we derive the cut-constructible pieces of the general φ-MHV amplitudes in which the positions of the two negative gluons are arbitrary. We then generate the cut-constructible pieces of the φ-NMHV four parton amplitudes. We generate the rational pieces of these amplitudes and the four-gluon φ-MHV amplitude using Feynman diagrams. For the φ-MHV amplitude we also use the unitarity-boostrap method to calculate the rational pieces. We then implement these, and analytic results from previous calculations, into MCFM. Using this program we are able to perform some phenomenological studies at the Tevatron and LHC.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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