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Durham University

Department of Physics

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Publication details for Prof Nigel Glover

Gehrmann-De Ridder, A., Gehrmann, T., Glover, E.W.N., Huss, A. & Morgan, T.A. (2016). Precise QCD predictions for the production of a Z boson in association with a hadronic jet. Physical Review Letters 117(2): 022001.

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Abstract

We compute the cross section and differential distributions for the production of a Z boson in association with a hadronic jet to next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) in perturbative QCD, including the leptonic decay of the Z boson. We present numerical results for the transverse momentum and rapidity distributions of both the Z boson and the associated jet at the LHC. We find that the NNLO corrections increase the NLO predictions by approximately 1% and significantly reduce the scale variation uncertainty.