Squark and gluino production with jets

T Plehn, D Rainwater, P. Skands

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We present cross section predictions for squark and gluino production at the LHC, in association with up to two additional hard jets. These cross sections can be very large in comparison to the inclusive Born rates. Because hadron collider experiments utilize hard jets in the reconstruction of cascade decays or as a way to separate squark and gluino production, the understanding of these processes is crucial. We show to what degree hard jet radiation can be described by shower algorithms and point out how tuning these showers, for example to top quark pair production, could help reduce theoretical uncertainties for new physics searches at the LHC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-221
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2007
Externally publishedYes

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