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# Collider Phenomenology (Oxford, BUSSTEPP 2018/Glasgow, BUSSTEPP 2019)

An introduction to collider physics, with examples on Higgs-boson and top-quark phenomenology.

Reference slides containing many topics with respect to those actually presented can be found here:

1. Basics Slides
2. A QCD tool box Slides
3. The SM of EW interactions Slides
4. The Higgs boson Slides
5. The Top quark Slides
6. Searching New Physics through the Higgs and the top quark Slides

Glasgow school 2019

1. Collider Pheno 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

1. DIS quarks : fermions vs scalars (Mathematica Notebook) DIS_quark_fermionVSscalar.nb
2. W spin correlations (Mathematica Notebook) wspincorr.nb
3. Exercises (Mathematica Notebook) exercises.nb

#### Higgs production at the LHC : A case study

1. pp>H at LO (1-loop): details of the calculation (Mathematica Notebook) HiggsGG-LO-mtfinite.nb
2. pp>H at NLO: details of the calculation (Mathematica Notebook) higgsgg-nlo.nb
3. 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.

## 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 - 2019-08-26