ttH/tH Higgs Associated Production Process


Goals of the group

The ttH/tH subgroup mandate is as follows:

  • Based on a review of the current status and ongoing plans of ttH and tH experimental analyses and all relevant theory predictions we will:
    • Identify and characterize state-of-the art theoretical predictions+tools for signals and backgrounds in all relevant ttH and tH searches.
    • Identify all important theory related sources of uncertainties and prioritize them according to their impact on experimental analyses and the likelihood of theory improvements in the near future.

  • In this context we will:
    • Give more emphasis to precision theory predictions/simulations for ttH/tH backgrounds.
    • Address nontrivial aspects of theory uncertainties that play an important role in the ATLAS/CMS analyses (e.g. signal and background shape uncertainties).
    • Try to involve more key experts (experimentalists and theorists) in the ttH/tH subgroup.
    • Foster communication between ATLAS and CMS, as well as between the experiments and theorists working on issues of interest to the experiments.

Group Contacts

ttH/tH Mailing List

Public meetings and general announcements regarding the ttH/tH subgroup will be communicated through the mailing list of WG1. Anybody who is interested in following or contributing to the ttH activities is invited to subscribe to the lhc-higgs-xsbr-tth mailing list using this link (search for "lhc-higgs-xsbr-tth") or by contacting the conveners.

Meeting Plans for the ttH/tH subgroup (Oct 2014-Present)

Practical information

  • Meetings will be announced to the mailing list above.
  • A link to the WG1 Indico page can be found here: Higgs XS&BR WG Indico Page
Summaries of topical meetings: important aspects and open issues that should be pursued within the framework of the HXSWG will be collected after each meeting in the form of meeting summaries. <!--These summaries will serve as a basis for a preliminary working group report (Jan 2015). They will be continuously updated by the ttH conveners, including input and feedback from the whole ttH group.-->

Date Time (CERN) Title Indico/Vidyo Summary
Oct 20, 2014 17:00-18:30 Signal modeling in ttH Indico meeting summary
Nov 3, 2014 16:30-18:00 Backgrounds and uncertainties in experimental ttH, H-->bb searches Indico meeting summary
Nov 10, 2014 16:30-18:00 Theory perspectives on tt+jets and tt+HF production Indico meeting summary
Nov 24, 2014 16:30-18:00 Backgrounds and uncertainties in ttH, H-->gamma gamma Indico meeting summary
Dec 1, 2014 16:30-18:00 Backgrounds and uncertainties in ttH, H-->multileptons Indico meeting summary
Jan 12, 2015 16:30-18:00 ttH Combination: Systematics and correlations Indico meeting summary
Jan 26, 2015 16:30-18:00 Signal modeling in tHq Indico  
Feb 2, 2015 16:30-18:00 Backgrounds and uncertainties in tHq Indico  
June 9, 2015 16:30-18:00 Theory update Indico  
Dec 10, 2015 16:30-17:30 Coordination of ttbb simulations Indico  
May 31, 2016 16:30-18:30 Coordination of ttbb simulations Indico  
Feb 6, 2017 17:00-18:30 Common meeting on tt+b-jet backgrounds to ttH(bb) Indico  
July 6, 2017 17:00-18:30 Common meeting on tt+b-jet backgrounds to ttH(bb) Indico  
Nov 6, 2017 17:00-18:30 Common meeting on tt+b-jet backgrounds to ttH(bb) Indico  
Feb 12, 2018 16:30-18:00 Informal meeting with tt+b jets Monte Carlo's authors Indico  
Mar 5, 2018 16:30-18:00 Informal meeting with tt+b jets Monte Carlo's authors Indico  
Mar 19, 2018 16:30-18:00 Informal meeting with tt+b jets Monte Carlo's authors Indico  
Apr 16, 2018 16:30-18:00 Informal meeting with tt+b jets Monte Carlo's authors Indico  
Oct 22, 2018 14:30-16:00 Common meeting on tt+b-jet backgrounds to ttH(bb) Indico  
Apr 1, 2019 14:30-16:00 Common meeting on tt+b-jet backgrounds to ttH(bb) Indico  
Oct 2, 2019 15:30-17:30 ATLAS/CMS MC simulations for tt+b jets and ttV, comparison Indico  
Oct 4, 2019 14:00-16:00 Update on theory comparison of tt+b jets NLO MC Indico  
Oct 15, 2019 15:00-17:00 Theory update and future plans for tt+V Indico  

Topical Meetings

The activity of the working group entered a new phase in 2014 with a series of topical meetings aimed at:

  • fostering discussions and stronger links between the experimental and theoretical communities, involving the relevant leading experts;
  • discussing the status of (and plans for) ttH and tH searches in various channels, with emphasis on theory related issues and limitations;
  • discussing state-of-the art theory predictions, their present limitations, and possible improvements;
  • identifying and prioritizing all needed theoretical improvements.

These meetings prepared and paved the activity of the WG in preparation for Run 2, YR4, and beyond.

Modeling studies in ttH and tt+jets in Preparation for Run 2 (to be collected in YR4)

Plans for YR4

The results of these studies are collected in the ttH/tH section of YR4.

ttV recommended cross sections at 13 TeV using fixed scale (mt + mV/2)

Process XS [fb] scale pdf alpha_S
ttZ 839.3 + 9.6% −11.3% 2.8% 2.8%
ttW+ 397.6 +12.7% −11.4% 2.0% 2.6%
ttW- 203.2 +13.3% −11.7% 2.1% 2.9%
ttW- + ttW+ 600.8 +12.9% -11.5% 2.0% 2.7%
Correlation effects are consistently included in the uncertainties of the combined ttW- + ttW+ cross section.

Monte Carlo studies for background processes during and after Run 2 (post YR4)

Among the important achievements of the ttH/tH working group collected in YR4 are: 1) the succesful comparison of all existing NLO QCD+parton shower Monte Carlo generators for the simulation of the ttH signal, 2) the first comparison of NLO QCD+parton shower Monte Carlo generators for the simulation of the tt+b jets background, and 3) the recommendation of NLO QCD cross sections for ttW and ttZ background processes.

After YR4, the more recent activity of the ttH/tH working group has focused on background Monte Carlo studies:

  • tt+bjets: as documented by the series of meeting in the 2016-2019 period and by the reports presented at the various HXSWG General Assembly Meetings during the same period, this has been the major activity of the WG. Thanks to the collaboration of the Authors of different NLO QCD+parton shower Monte Carlo generators, the comparison is now converging to a substantial agreement which will lead to the possibility of providing the experiments with well-defined recommendations for the use of the corresponding theoretical tools in experimental analyses. A WG note will be completed during 2019. The various stages of this study are documented here:
  • tt+V (V=W/Z)->multileptons: the study of this background is being prepared and will be the next major focus of the WG, with the goal of presenting preliminary results from this activity at the HXSWG General Assembly Meeting in October 2019.
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