Apr 8 – 12, 2024
Maison MINATEC, Grenoble, FRANCE
Europe/Paris timezone

Theoretical predictions for $t{\bar t}W$ cross sections at approximate N$^3$LO

Apr 10, 2024, 11:20 AM
Maison MINATEC, Grenoble, FRANCE

Maison MINATEC, Grenoble, FRANCE

3 Parv. Louis Néel, 38054 Grenoble
Regular parallel talk WG4: QCD with Heavy Flavors and Hadronic Final States WG4


Nikolaos Kidonakis (Kennesaw State University)


We present theoretical calculations of higher-order QCD and electroweak corrections for the associated production of a top-antitop quark pair and a $W$ boson ($t{\bar t}W$ production) at LHC energies. We show predictions for cross sections at approximate N$^3$LO (aN$^3$LO) which include second-order and third-order soft-gluon corrections added to the exact NLO QCD+electroweak result. We compare our results to recent measurements from the LHC, and we find that our predictions provide improved agreement with the data. We also calculate the top-quark transverse momentum and rapidity distributions in $t{\bar t}W$ production. We find significant enhancements from the higher-order corrections to the total and differential cross sections for this process.

Primary author

Nikolaos Kidonakis (Kennesaw State University)


Chris Foster (Kennesaw State University)

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