Special Article – Tools for Experiment and Theory
An interface between the Powheg Box and MadGraph5_aMC@NLO
Università di Milano-Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 3, 20126, Milan, Italy
2 INFN, Sezione di Milano-Bicocca, Piazza della Scienza 3, 20126, Milan, Italy
3 INFN, Sezione di Milano and TIFLab, Via Celoria 16, 20133, Milan, Italy
Accepted: 15 October 2020
Published online: 24 October 2020
In this paper we present a framework for developing Powheg Box generators using MadGraph5_aMC@NLO for the computation of the matrix elements. Within this framework, all the flexibility of MadGraph5_aMC@NLO for the generation of matrix elements for Standard Model processes and for several of its extensions can be exploited, as well as all features of the Powheg Box framework, including the possibility of multijet merging without a merging scale (using the so called MiNLO approach). As a proof of concept, we develop a generator for the production of a spin-0 Higgs-like boson in association with up to two jets, with CP-violating couplings.
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