MPP Colloquium

Precision at the LHC: why and how

by Prof. Giulia Zanderighi (MPP)

MPI Meeting rooms

MPI Meeting rooms

Given the absence of a direct evident for new physics at the LHC, indirect searches are becoming more and more important. Precise theory predictions are crucial to enhance the sensitivity of these searches. I will review the status of today's theoretical description of Standard Model processes relevant for the analyses of LHC data. I will focus on cross sections relevant for Higgs searches, both for the description of the signal and of the backgrounds, and on benchmark processes for discoveries.