Vector boson fusion production of new physics at current and future colliders

INFN/DIFI Phenomenology Seminar

  • Dipartimento di Fisica - A500 | Zoom
  • Seminar


Dr. Timothy Martonhelyi
Università di Melbourne


We clarify the role of vector boson fusion (VBF) in the production of heavy vector triplets at the LHC and the HL-⁠LHC. We point out that the presence of VBF production leads to an unavoidable rate of Drell-⁠Yan (DY) production and highlight the subtle interplay between the falling parton luminosities and the increasing importance of VBF production as the heavy vector mass increases. We discuss current LHC searches and HL-⁠LHC projections in di-⁠boson and di-⁠lepton final states and demonstrate that VBF production outperforms DY production for resonance masses above 1 TeV in certain regions of the parameter space. We define two benchmark parameter points which provide competitive production rates in vector boson fusion.

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Topic: Theory and Pheno seminars
Meeting ID: 857 318 5271