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## 2011 VUB Francqui Chair: LHC Phenomenology

### Title

LHC phenomenology: a journey from standard model measurements to new physics discoveries

### Authors

Fabio Maltoni (lecturer)

### Lectures

Find the pdf of the 5 lectures:

### Higgs notebooks

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.tar.gz.

A summary of the results can be found in Higgs.pdf.

### MC Exercises

###### Basics : MC101

A short introduction to the techniques of Monte Carlo integration. Exercises proposed during lecture are collected in this Mathematica Notebook: mc101.nb.

###### Basic exercises 1: Familiarize with MadGraph
• Register with a valid e-mail address
• Feynman diagrams. Generate a few processes (with different QED + QCD couplings) trying to guess which diagrams appear:
• uu~>tt~
• gg>tt~
• gg>tt~h (in SM and HEFT)
• uu~>tt~bb~
• Subprocess identification. List all subprocesses contributing to:
• pp>l+vljj
• pp>tt~bb~
• pp>tt~jj
• Look at the new physics models and check the particle and interactions content.
###### Basic exercises 2: Calculate cross sections and generate events
• Generate events for a few selected processes (work in groups, pick one each), for Tevatron and LHC energies. Does the cross section scale as you expect?
• Compare cross sections with the processes of your neighbors. Do they differ as you would expect?
• Look at the generated plots. Are the distributions as you would expect? Discuss with your neighbors.

Example processes:

• ttbar production: pp > tt~, QED=0
• W production: pp > l+vl
• Z/gamma* production: pp > e+e-
• g g > (H > e+ ve mu- vm~) (in HEFT model)
• p p > (W+>e+ ve) (W- > mu- vm~) (important background to previous process)

Try out the Analysis Tools:

Study SM Higgs production at the LHC. Choose a channel and investigate signal and background, using either of the packages above:

1. The 2 lepton + missing Et final state: 2. Top associated production with 