Precise predictions for double-Higgs production via vector-boson fusion

Frédéric A. Dreyer, Alexander Karlberg, Jean-Nicolas Lang, Mathieu Pellen, Apollo-University Of Cambridge Repository
Abstract: Theoretical predictions with next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) QCD accuracy combined with the next-to-leading order (NLO) electroweak (EW) corrections are presented for differential observables of the double-Higgs production process via vector-boson fusion. While the QCD corrections were previously known, the EW ones are computed here for the first time. The numerical results are obtained for a realistic experimental set-up at the LHC and are presented in the form of fiducial cross
more » ... sections and differential distributions. Within this setup we find that the VBF approximation employed in the NNLO QCD correction is accurate at the sub-percent level. We find that the NLO EW corrections within the fiducial volume are -6.1%, making them of almost the same order as the NLO QCD corrections. In some kinematic regions they can grow as large as -30% making them the dominant radiative corrections. When the EW corrections are combined with the NNLO QCD corrections we find a total correction of -14.8%. The results presented here thus comprise the state-of-the-art theoretical predicition for the double-Higgs production via vector-boson fusion, which will be of value to the high-luminosity programme at the LHC.
doi:10.17863/cam.59823 fatcat:caocyskzrvaybehxvzdvbqpgby