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CERN-PH-TH-2014-048
DESY-14-040
IFUM-1024-FT
LPN14-061
MCNET-14-07
WUB-14-01
arXiv:1404.0327
JHEP 1406 (2014) 167

by: Bagnaschi, E. (UPMC, Paris (main)) et al.

Abstract:
We study the production of scalar and pseudoscalar Higgs bosons via gluon fusion and bottom-quark annihilation in the MSSM. Relying on the NNLO-QCD calculation implemented in the public code SusHi, we provide precise predictions for the Higgs-production cross section in six benchmark scenarios compatible with the LHC searches. We also provide a detailed discussion of the sources of theoretical uncertainty in our calculation. We examine the dependence of the cross section on the renormalization and factorization scales, on the precise definition of the Higgs-bottom coupling and on the choice of PDFs, as well as the uncertainties associated to our incomplete knowledge of the SUSY contributions through NNLO. In particular, a potentially large uncertainty originates from uncomputed higher-order QCD corrections to the bottom-quark contributions to gluon fusion.
Link: 
http://inspirehep.net/record/1288091
Publ date: 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 05:07