Precise QCD predictions for the production of Higgs + jet final states

X Chen, T Gehrmann, E W N Glover, M Jaquier
We compute the cross section and differential distributions for the production of a Standard Model Higgs boson in association with a hadronic jet to next-to-next-to-leading order in quantum chromodynamics (QCD). In Higgs boson studies at the LHC, final states containing one jet are a dominant contribution to the total event rate, and their understanding is crucial for improved determinations of the Higgs boson properties. We observe substantial higher order corrections to transverse momentum
more » ... ctra and rapidity distributions in Higgs-plus-one-jet final states. Their inclusion stabilises the residual theoretical uncertainty of the predictions around 9%, thereby providing important input to precision studies of the Higgs boson.
doi:10.5167/uzh-121117 fatcat:rzmbrbqas5dqlhiegwslixosdm