Subproject B1: Precision predictions for massive particle production

Project leaders:
Dr. Sven-Olaf Moch
Prof. Michal Czakon
Dr. Tord Riemann

For the high energy colliders LHC, Tevatron and a future ILC precision predictions at the level of next-to-next-to-leading order are calculated for the production of massive particles with final states like top-quark pairs, di-boson or di-lepton-pairs. The systematic treatment of these corrections ranges from the computation of analytical expressions to numerical predictions for collider observables. It is a complex task primarily aiming at total cross sections or single differential distributions. The development of software tools for various parts of the calculation is an integral part of the project.

Last Change: 14th, June 2011