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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Mathematisch-Naturwissen­schaft­liche Fakultät - Experimentelle Elementarteilchenphysik

Malik Aliev, Heiko Lacker, Ulrich Langenfeld, Sven Moch, Peter Uwer, and Martin Wiedermann (2011)

HATHOR: HAdronic Top and Heavy quarks crOss section calculatoR

Comput. Phys. Commun., 182:1034-1046.

We present a program to calculate the total cross section for top-quark pair production in hadronic collisions. The program takes into account recent theoretical developments such as approximate next-to-next-to-leading order perturbative QCD corrections and it allows for studies of the theoretical uncertainty by separate variations of the factorization and renormalization scales. In addition it offers the possibility to obtain the cross section as a function of the running top-quark mass. The program can also be applied to a hypothetical fourth quark family provided the QCD couplings are standard.

particle physics, top-quark