WILLIAMS, CIARAN (2010) Hadronic productions of a Higgs boson in association with two jets at next-to-leading order. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.
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.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Doctoral)|
|Award:||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Keywords:||QCD, Higgs boson, Hadron Colliders.|
|Faculty and Department:||Faculty of Science > Physics, Department of|
|Copyright:||Copyright of this thesis is held by the author|
|Deposited On:||14 Sep 2010 12:21|