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Rikkert Frederix

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Automatic spin-entangled decays of heavy resonances in Monte Carlo simulations

Author

  • Pierre Artoisenet
  • Rikkert Frederix
  • Olivier Mattelaer
  • Robbert Rietkerk

Summary, in English

We present a general method that allows one to decay narrow resonances in Les Houches Monte Carlo events in an efficient and accurate way. The procedure preserves both spin correlation and finite width effects to a very good accuracy, and is therefore particularly suited for the decay of resonances in production events generated at next-to-leading-order accuracy. The method is implemented as a generic tool in the Mad-Graph5 framework, giving access to a very large set of possible applications. We illustrate the validity of the method and the code by applying it to the case of single top and top quark pair production, and show its capabilities on the case of top quark pair production in association with a Higgs boson.

Publishing year

2013-04-22

Language

English

Publication/Series

Journal of High Energy Physics

Volume

2013

Issue

3

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Springer

Keywords

  • Hadronic Colliders
  • Monte Carlo Simulations

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 1029-8479