NLO QCD corrections in Herwig++ with MC@NLO

  • Stefano Frixione
  • Fabian Stoeckli
  • Paolo Torrielli
  • Bryan R. Webber
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We present the calculations necessary to obtain next-to-leading order QCD precision with the Herwig++ event generator using the MC@NLO approach, and implement them for all the processes that were previously available from Fortran HERWIG with MC@NLO. We show a range of results comparing the two implementations. With these calculations and recent developments in the automatic generation of NLO matrix elements, it will be possible to obtain NLO precision with Herwig++ for a much wider range of processes.


QCD Phenomenology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Frixione
    • 1
    • 2
  • Fabian Stoeckli
    • 1
  • Paolo Torrielli
    • 2
  • Bryan R. Webber
    • 3
  1. 1.PH Department, TH UnitCERNGeneva 23Switzerland
  2. 2.ITPP, EPFLLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Cavendish LaboratoryCambridgeU.K.

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