Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Small-x phenomenology at the LHC and beyond: HELL 3.0 and the case of the Higgs cross section
INFN, Sezione di Roma 1, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185, Rome, Italy
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Accepted: 6 October 2018
Published online: 17 October 2018
Small-x resummation has been proven recently to be a crucial ingredient for describing small-x HERA data, and the inclusion of small-x resummation in parton distribution function (PDF) determination has a sizeable effect on the PDFs even at the electroweak scale. In this work we explore the implications of small-x resummation at the large hadron collider (LHC) and at a future circular collider (FCC). We construct the theoretical machinery for resumming physical inclusive observables at hadron colliders, and describe its implementation in the public code HELL 3.0. We focus on Higgs production in gluon fusion as a prototypical example, both because it is sensitive to small-x gluons and because of its importance for the LHC physics programme. We find that adding small-x resummation to the LO Higgs production cross section can lead to an increase of up to at FCC, while the effect is smaller () at LHC but still important to achieve a high level of precision.
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