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See detailNLO vector boson production with light jets
Bern, Z.; Diana, Giovanni UL; Dixon, L. J. et al

in Il Nuovo Cimento della Societa Italiana di Fisica. C (2012), 35(3), 25-28

In this contribution we present recent progress in the computation of next-to-leading order (NLO) QCD corrections for the production of an electroweak vector boson in association with jets at hadron ... [more ▼]

In this contribution we present recent progress in the computation of next-to-leading order (NLO) QCD corrections for the production of an electroweak vector boson in association with jets at hadron colliders. We focus on results obtained using the virtual matrix element library BlackHat [1] in conjunction with SHERPA [2, 3, 4], focusing on results relevant to understanding the background to top production. [less ▲]

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See detailLeft-handed W bosons at the LHC
Bern, Z.; Diana, Giovanni UL; Dixon, L. J. et al

in Physical Review D (2011), 84(3), 034008

The production of W bosons in association with jets is an important background to new physics at the LHC. Events in which the W carries large transverse momentum and decays leptonically lead to large ... [more ▼]

The production of W bosons in association with jets is an important background to new physics at the LHC. Events in which the W carries large transverse momentum and decays leptonically lead to large missing energy and are of particular importance. We show that the left-handed nature of the W coupling, combined with valence quark domination at a pp machine, leads to a large left-handed polarization for both W+ and W- bosons at large transverse momenta. The polarization fractions are very stable with respect to QCD corrections. The leptonic decay of the W± bosons translates the common left-handed polarization into a strong asymmetry in transverse momentum distributions between positrons and electrons and between neutrinos and antineutrinos (missing transverse energy). Such asymmetries may provide an effective experimental handle on separating W+jets from top-quark production, which exhibits very little asymmetry due to C invariance, and from various types of new physics. [less ▲]

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