Edmond L. Berger

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High-precision analyses of supersymmetry parameters aim at reconstructing the fundamental supersymmetric theory and its breaking mechanism. A well defined theoretical framework is needed when higher-order corrections are included. We propose such a scheme, Supersymmetry Parameter Analysis SPA, based on a consistent set of conventions and input parameters. A(More)
Events with three or more isolated leptons in the final state are known to be signatures of new physics phenomena at high energy collider physics facilities. Standard model sources of isolated trilepton final states include gauge boson pair production such as W Z and W γ * , and t ¯ t production. We demonstrate that leptons from heavy flavor decays, such as(More)
We discuss calculations of the inclusive total cross section for heavy quark production at hadron collider energies within the context of perturbative quantum chromodynamics, including resummation of the effects of initial-state soft gluon radiation to all orders in the strong coupling strength. We resum the universal leading-logarithm contributions, and we(More)
We present a calculation of the total cross section for top quark production based on a new perturbative resummation of gluon radiative corrections to the basic QCD subprocesses. We use Principal Value Resummation to calculate all relevant large threshold corrections. Advantages of this method include its independence from arbitrary infrared cutoos and(More)
This report reviews the properties of Higgs bosons in the Standard Model (SM) and its various extensions. We give an extensive overview about the potential of the ILC operated at centre-of-mass energies up to 1 TeV (including the γγ option) for the determination of the Higgs boson properties. This comprises the measurement of the Higgs boson mass, its(More)
The production rate and kinematic distributions of isolated photon pairs produced in hadron interactions are studied. The effects of the initial–state multiple soft–gluon emission to the scattering subprocesses q ¯ q, qg, and gg → γγX are resummed with the Collins–Soper–Sterman soft gluon resummation formalism. The effects of fragmentation photons from qg →(More)
A large forward-backward asymmetry is seen in both the top quark rapidity distribution A(FB)(t) and in the rapidity distribution of charged leptons A(FB)(ℓ) from top quarks produced at the Tevatron. We study the kinematic and dynamic aspects of the relationship of the two observables arising from the spin correlation between the charged lepton and the top(More)
We present complete results of a next-to-leading order calculation of the production of gaugino-like charginos (˜ χ ±) and neutralinos (˜ χ 0) in association with gluinos (˜ g) at hadron colliders, including the strong corrections from the exchange of colored particles and sparticles. Adopting a variety of models for the sparticle mass spectrum, including(More)