Collider Physics: advanced topics (Bologna, PhD course 2020, 12h)

An introduction to collider physics, starting with QCD and then moving to Higgs-boson and top-quark phenomenology.

Slides of the Glasgow school in 2019, focusing on top physics:

  1. Week One: QCD for Colliders Slides
  2. Week Two: Going Beyond the SM 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 bo2020 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)

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


The main references for the lectures are:

  • QCD and collider physics, The pink Book, by Ellis, Stirling and Webber, Cambridge Press.

-- Main.FabioMaltoni - 2020-01-29

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