Apr 25 – 30, 2022
Europe/Berlin timezone

Status of double virtual NNLO QCD corrections for high multiplicity processes

Apr 26, 2022, 9:30 AM
Rosner Aula

Rosner Aula


Vasily Sotnikov (University of Zurich)


Pushing the reach of NNLO QCD predictions to 2→3 production processes is one of the pillars of precision phenomenology program at the LHC. In this talk we will overview recent results and developments in calculation of two-loop five-point amplitudes contributing towards achieving this goal. We will discuss challenges encountered in advancing the state-of-the-art beyond the class of massless five-point scattering. We will then present a basis set of transcendental functions sufficient to express any planar two-loop five-particle scattering amplitude with one external massive leg. This basis greatly facilitates derivation of compact analytic form of scattering amplitudes, and opens a possibility of their fast and reliable numerical evaluation. Applications for phenomenology of electroweak boson production can be reasonably anticipated in the near future.

Primary authors

Dmitry Chicherin (Annecy, LAPTH) Simone Zoia (University of Turin) Vasily Sotnikov (University of Zurich)

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