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Czakon, Michał, Ferroglia, Andrea, Mitov, Alexander, Pagani, Davide, Papanastasiou, Andrew S., Pecjak, Benjamin D., Scott, Darren J., Tsinikos, Ioannis, Wang, Xing, Yang, Li Lin & Zaro, Marco (2020). Top quark pair production at complete NLO accuracy with NNLO+NNLL′ corrections in QCD. Chinese Physics C 44(8): 083104.

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We describe predictions for top quark pair differential distributions at hadron colliders, by combining the next-to-next-to-leading order quantum chromodynamics calculations and next-to-leading order electroweak corrections with double resummation at the next-to-next-to-leading logarithmic accuracy of threshold logarithms and small-mass logarithms. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to present such a combination, which incorporates all known perturbative information. Numerical results are presented for the invariant-mass distribution, transverse-momentum distribution, and rapidity distributions.