Collider Phenomenology (Oxford, BUSSTEPP 2018)
An introduction to collider physics, through a quick tour on perturbative QCD (with the minimum required to understand LHC events) and with examples on jets, W-boson, Higgs-boson and top-quark phenomenology.
Lectures are given at the blackboard with some material presented through slides. Reference slides containing a much wider selection of topics with respect to those actually presented can be found here:
- Basics Slides
- A QCD tool box Slides
- The SM of EW interactions Slides
- The Higgs boson Slides
- The Top quark Slides
- Searching New Physics through the Higgs and the top quark Slides
Supporting material
The course includes tests, simple exercises, fully worked out numerical calculations/simulations, and a complete and easy-to-use series of mathematica notebooks which allow the computation at next-to-leading order accuracy of the total production cross section of a Higgs boson in gluon-gluon fusion at the LHC
Tests and exercises
To solve the MadGraph exercises, please go to the UIUC Server and register with your data yet putting SCHOOL18 in the field "Institution". By doing that you will have running rights and you don't have to install the code.
Pheno applications
- DIS quarks : fermions vs scalars (Mathematica Notebook) DIS_quark_fermionVSscalar.nb
- W spin correlations (Mathematica Notebook) wspincorr.nb
- Exercises (Mathematica Notebook) exercises.nb
Higgs production at the LHC : A case study
- pp>H at LO (1-loop): details of the calculation (Mathematica Notebook) HiggsGG-LO-mtfinite.nb
- pp>H at NLO: details of the calculation (Mathematica Notebook) higgsgg-nlo.nb
- pp>H at NLO: cross section evaluation for the LHC (Mathematica Notebook+PDF libraries to be compiled) phenHiggs.zip.
The original paper by Sally Dawson on the NLO calculation can be found here and a note of the calculation results can be found in here.
Hands On LHC Phenomenology
- SM Higgs discovery at the LHC: Three important channels
- Simple Black Boxes: New gauge bosons
Bibliography
The main references for the lectures are:
- QCD and collider physics, The pink Book, by Ellis, Stirling and Webber, Cambridge Press.
- Michelangelo Mangano write-up of his QCD lectures.
-- Main.FabioMaltoni - 20178-08-27
Attachments (14)
- exercises.nb (228.7 KB) - added by fabiomaltoni 11 months ago.
- DIS_quark_fermionVSscalar.nb (20.4 KB) - added by fabiomaltoni 11 months ago.
- wspincorr.nb (18.8 KB) - added by fabiomaltoni 11 months ago.
- HiggsGG-LO-mtfinite.nb (35.9 KB) - added by fabiomaltoni 11 months ago.
- phenHiggs.zip (250.3 KB) - added by fabiomaltoni 11 months ago.
- higgsgg-nlo.nb (98.2 KB) - added by fabiomaltoni 11 months ago.
- dawson_ggh_nlo.pdf (1.0 MB) - added by fabiomaltoni 11 months ago.
- BUSSTEPP-Collider.pdf (4.3 MB) - added by fabiomaltoni 11 months ago.
- BUSSTEPP-NewPhysicsHiggsTop.pdf (8.5 MB) - added by fabiomaltoni 11 months ago.
- BUSSTEPP-QCD.pdf (10.5 MB) - added by fabiomaltoni 11 months ago.
- BUSSTEPP-SM.pdf (2.5 MB) - added by fabiomaltoni 11 months ago.
- BUSSTEPP-Top.pdf (6.6 MB) - added by fabiomaltoni 11 months ago.
- BUSSTEPP-Exercises.pdf (824.3 KB) - added by fabiomaltoni 11 months ago.
- BUSSTEPP-Higgs.pdf (5.8 MB) - added by fabiomaltoni 11 months ago.