= '''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 [attachment:BUSSTEPP-Collider.pdf Slides]
1. A QCD tool box [attachment:BUSSTEPP-QCD.pdf Slides]
1. The SM of EW interactions [attachment:BUSSTEPP-SM.pdf Slides]
1. The Higgs boson [attachment:BUSSTEPP-Higgs.pdf Slides]
1. The Top quark [attachment:BUSSTEPP-Top.pdf Slides]
1. Searching New Physics through the Higgs and the top quark [attachment:BUSSTEPP-NewPhysicsHiggsTop.pdf Slides]
Glasgow school 2019
1. Collider Pheno [https://www.dropbox.com/s/ntxl98mo27e8oem/BUSSTEP2019.pdf?dl=0 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 =====
[attachment:BUSSTEPP-Exercises.pdf Exercises]
To solve the MadGraph exercises, please go to the [http://madgraph.physics.illinois.edu/ UIUC Server] and register with your data yet putting '''BUSSTEPP2019''' 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) [attachment:DIS_quark_fermionVSscalar.nb DIS_quark_fermionVSscalar.nb]
1. W spin correlations (Mathematica Notebook) [attachment:wspincorr.nb wspincorr.nb]
1. Exercises (Mathematica Notebook) [attachment:exercises.nb exercises.nb]
==== Higgs production at the LHC : A case study ====
1. pp>H at LO (1-loop): details of the calculation (Mathematica Notebook) [attachment:HiggsGG-LO-mtfinite.nb HiggsGG-LO-mtfinite.nb]
1. pp>H at NLO: details of the calculation (Mathematica Notebook) [attachment:higgsgg-nlo.nb higgsgg-nlo.nb]
1. pp>H at NLO: cross section evaluation for the LHC (Mathematica Notebook+PDF libraries to be compiled) [attachment:phenHiggs.zip].
The original paper by Sally Dawson on the NLO calculation can be found [attachment:dawson_ggh_nlo.pdf here] and a note of the calculation results can be found in [http://inspirehep.net/record/1359548/files/95-122%20Maltoni.pdf here].
===== Hands On LHC Phenomenology =====
* [wiki:DiscoverTheHiggs SM Higgs discovery at the LHC]: Three important channels
* [wiki:WarmingUpChallenge 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 [attachment:Mangano.pdf write-up] of his QCD lectures.
-- Main.FabioMaltoni - 2019-08-26