Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Higgs production in gluon fusion at next-to-next-to-leading order QCD for finite top mass
Fachbereich C, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, 42097, Wuppertal, Germany
2 School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
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Published online: 19 February 2010
The inclusive Higgs production cross section from gluon fusion is calculated through NNLO QCD, including its top quark mass dependence. This is achieved through a matching of the 1/M t expansion of the partonic cross sections to the exact large- limits which are derived from k T -factorization. The accuracy of this procedure is estimated to be better than 1% for the hadronic cross section. The final result is shown to be within 1% of the commonly used effective theory approach, thus confirming earlier findings.
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