W and Z/γ* boson production in association with a bottom-antibottom pair
Summary, in English
We present a study of lνbb and l++l-bb production at hadron colliders. Our results, accurate to the next-to-leading order in QCD, are based on automatic matrix-element calculations performed byMadLoop andMadFKS, and are given at both the parton level, and after the matching with the Herwig event generator, achieved with aMC@NLO. We retain the complete dependence on the bottom-quark mass, and include exactly all spin correlations of final-state leptons. We discuss the cases of several observables at the LHC which highlight the importance of accurate simulations.
- Subatomic Physics
- QCD Phenomenology
- ISSN: 1029-8479