High Energy Physics / Université catholique de Louvain / Louvain-la-Neuve


The most accurate prediction for Higgs production at the LHC

Claude Duhr and collaborators have provided predictions for the QCD production cross section of a Higgs boson at the LHC at an unprecedented accuracy. This result is the most difficult (N3LO) computation for such an observable ever made. The theoretical uncertainty on the production cross section has reduced by a factor of two, an important step towards a precise determination of the properties of the newly discovered scalar boson. Read more...

Observing Inflationary Reheating

Editor's suggestion of the Physical Review Letters features CP3's research in Cosmology. J. Martin, C. Ringeval and V. Vennin work shows that the current Cosmic Microwave Background measurements by the Planck satellite can be used to learn about the so-called reheating era; the first epoch at which the Universe acquired a (very hot) temperature. Read more...

A CP3 member receives a 2015 CMS achievement award

On February 9th CMS celebrated a total of 28 CMS members who received the CMS achievement award, in special recognition for their contributions to the CMS experiment.

Dr. Jonathan Jason Hollar (Université Catholique de Louvain) was one of them, “For his outstanding contributions to the CT-PPS TDR, particularly the feasibility study on the measurement of exclusive WW production.” Read more...
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Latest preprints

Electroweak and QCD corrections to top-pair hadroproduction in association with heavy bosons
S. Frixione, V. Hirschi, D. Pagani, H.-S. Shao, M. Zaro
[Abstract] [PDF]
Refereed paper. 13th April.

Signs of Tops from Highly Mixed Stops
Mihailo Backovic, Alberto Mariotti, Michael Spannowsky
Refereed paper. 3rd April.

Higgs production in association with a single top quark at the LHC
F. Demartin, F. Maltoni, K. Mawatari, M. Zaro
16 pages to be submitted to EPJC
Refereed paper. 2nd April.

The Physics Department at UCLouvain has been involved for a number of decades in high energy particle physics research, equally strongly on the experimental and instrumental fronts as on the theoretical one. In spite of being located in physically distinct places, all these activities are now brought together within a common organisational structure, the Centre for Cosmology, Particle Physics and Phenomenology (CP3). This structure reinforces the collaboration of these varied components and competences in the physics of the fundamental interactions and the elementary particles.

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