= '''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 [https://www.dropbox.com/s/relhz216tr0ekke/Week1-QCD.pdf?dl=0 Slides]
1. Week Two: Going Beyond the SM [https://www.dropbox.com/s/ydd27i69fhno0x9/Week2-SM.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 =====
[https://www.dropbox.com/s/9h3bofzb5nvy3xi/Collider-Bologna-2019.pdf?dl=0 Exercises]
To solve the MadGraph exercises, please go to the [http://madgraph.physics.illinois.edu/ 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) [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.
-- Main.FabioMaltoni - 2020-01-29