Stress testing the vector-boson-fusion approximation in multijet final states

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We consider electroweak Higgs plus three jets production at NLO QCD beyond strict VBF acceptance cuts. We investigate, for the first time, how accurate the VBF approximation is in these regions and within perturbative uncertainties by a detailed comparison of full and approximate calculations. We find that a rapidity gap between the tagging jets guarantees a good approximation, while an invariant mass cut alone is not sufficient, which needs to be confronted with experimental choices. We also find that a significant part of the QCD corrections can be attributed to Higgs-Strahlungs-type topologies.


  • Francisco Campanario
  • Terrance M. Figy
  • Simon Plätzer
  • Michael Rauch
  • Peter Schichtel
  • Malin Sjödahl
External organisations
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Wichita State University
  • University of Vienna
  • German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence
  • University of Valencia
  • IAV Automotive Engineering
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Article number033003
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication categoryResearch

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