Apply Minimal pT cut on single Higs production

Asked by Maxime Gouzevitch on 2018-08-02

Dear Authors,

I would like to generate single Higgs events with subsequent decay on 2 photons at the LHC at 13 TeV. The specificity of my request is that I would like to have pT(Higgs) > pTmin to have a good statistics ain high pT regions.

How could I apply this selection during events generation?

Best

Maxime Gouzevitch

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Last reply:
2018-08-07

Hi,

Since we can only apply cut at parton level, the Higgs for the process
p p > h > a a
has ALWAYS a zero pt.

If you want to put a cut on the pt of the Higgs, you need to at least include one jet (probably more) at parton level. and therefore do

p p > h j , h > a a
in that case, you can use either
XXX = ptheavy
or the
 {25: XXX} = pt_min_pdg

Note that
1) You should want to have a softer pt cut that the one of your analysis (since the pt of the Higgs will be modified by the parton-shower
2) You might want to (at least) use MLM to have the spectrum correct
3) Note that heft is not valid when the Higgs pt is larger than the top mass. So you will need either a model with the full loop contracted or use the loop induced mode of MG5aMC

Cheers,

Olivier

> On 2 Aug 2018, at 13:02, Maxime Gouzevitch <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> New question #671306 on MadGraph5_aMC@NLO:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/mg5amcnlo/+question/671306
>
> Dear Authors,
>
> I would like to generate single Higgs events with subsequent decay on 2 photons at the LHC at 13 TeV. The specificity of my request is that I would like to have pT(Higgs) > pTmin to have a good statistics ain high pT regions.
>
> How could I apply this selection during events generation?
>
> Best
>
> Maxime Gouzevitch
>
>
> =====================================
>
> Below the MG log file:
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> #*********************************************************************
> False = gridpack !True = setting up the grid pack
> -1.0 = time_of_flight ! threshold (in mm) below which the invariant livetime is not written (-1 means not written)
> 3.0 = lhe_version ! Change the way clustering information pass to shower.
> True = clusinfo ! include clustering tag in output
> sum = event_norm ! average/sum. Normalization of the weight in the LHEF
>
> #*********************************************************************
> # Matching parameter (MLM only)
> #*********************************************************************
> 1 = ickkw ! 0 no matching, 1 MLM
> 1.0 = alpsfact ! scale factor for QCD emission vx
> False = chcluster ! cluster only according to channel diag
> 4 = asrwgtflavor ! highest quark flavor for a_s reweight
> False = auto_ptj_mjj ! Automatic setting of ptj and mjj if xqcut >0
> ! (turn off for VBF and single top processes)
> 20.0 = xqcut ! minimum kt jet measure between partons
> #*********************************************************************
> #
> #*********************************************************************
> # handling of the helicities:
> # 0: sum over all helicities
> # 1: importance sampling over helicities
> #*********************************************************************
> 0 = nhel ! using helicities importance sampling or not.
> #*********************************************************************
> # Generation bias, check the wiki page below for more information: *
> # 'cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/projects/madgraph/wiki/LOEventGenerationBias' *
> #*********************************************************************
> None = bias_module ! Bias type of bias, [None, ptj_bias, -custom_folder-]
> {} = bias_parameters ! Specifies the parameters of the module.
> #
> #*******************************
> # Parton level cuts definition *
> #*******************************
> #
> #
> #*********************************************************************
> # BW cutoff (M+/-bwcutoff*Gamma) ! Define on/off-shell for "$" and decay
> #*********************************************************************
> 15.0 = bwcutoff ! (M+/-bwcutoff*Gamma)
> #*********************************************************************
> # Apply pt/E/eta/dr/mij/kt_durham cuts on decay products or not
> # (note that etmiss/ptll/ptheavy/ht/sorted cuts always apply)
> #*********************************************************************
> False = cut_decays ! Cut decay products
> #*********************************************************************
> # Standard Cuts *
> #*********************************************************************
> # Minimum and maximum pt's (for max, -1 means no cut) *
> #*********************************************************************
> 20.0 = ptj ! minimum pt for the jets
> 0.0 = ptb ! minimum pt for the b
> 10.0 = pta ! minimum pt for the photons
> 10.0 = ptl ! minimum pt for the charged leptons
> 0.0 = misset ! minimum missing Et (sum of neutrino's momenta)
> -1.0 = ptjmax ! maximum pt for the jets
> -1.0 = ptbmax ! maximum pt for the b
> -1.0 = ptamax ! maximum pt for the photons
> -1.0 = ptlmax ! maximum pt for the charged leptons
> -1.0 = missetmax ! maximum missing Et (sum of neutrino's momenta)
> {} = pt_min_pdg ! pt cut for other particles (use pdg code). Applied on particle and anti-particle
> {} = pt_max_pdg ! pt cut for other particles (syntax e.g. {6: 100, 25: 50})
> #*********************************************************************
> # Minimum and maximum E's (in the center of mass frame) *
> #*********************************************************************
> 0.0 = ej ! minimum E for the jets
> 0.0 = eb ! minimum E for the b
> 0.0 = ea ! minimum E for the photons
> 0.0 = el ! minimum E for the charged leptons
> -1.0 = ejmax ! maximum E for the jets
> -1.0 = ebmax ! maximum E for the b
> -1.0 = eamax ! maximum E for the photons
> -1.0 = elmax ! maximum E for the charged leptons
> {} = e_min_pdg ! E cut for other particles (use pdg code). Applied on particle and anti-particle
> {} = e_max_pdg ! E cut for other particles (syntax e.g. {6: 100, 25: 50})
> #*********************************************************************
> # Maximum and minimum absolute rapidity (for max, -1 means no cut) *
> #*********************************************************************
> 5.0 = etaj ! max rap for the jets
> -1.0 = etab ! max rap for the b
> 2.5 = etaa ! max rap for the photons
> 2.5 = etal ! max rap for the charged leptons
> 0.0 = etajmin ! min rap for the jets
> 0.0 = etabmin ! min rap for the b
> 0.0 = etaamin ! min rap for the photons
> 0.0 = etalmin ! main rap for the charged leptons
> {} = eta_min_pdg ! rap cut for other particles (use pdg code). Applied on particle and anti-particle
> {} = eta_max_pdg ! rap cut for other particles (syntax e.g. {6: 2.5, 23: 5})
> #*********************************************************************
> # Minimum and maximum DeltaR distance *
> #*********************************************************************
> 0.0 = drjj ! min distance between jets
> 0.0 = drbb ! min distance between b's
> 0.4 = drll ! min distance between leptons
> 0.4 = draa ! min distance between gammas
> 0.0 = drbj ! min distance between b and jet
> 0.4 = draj ! min distance between gamma and jet
> 0.0 = drjl ! min distance between jet and lepton
> 0.0 = drab ! min distance between gamma and b
> 0.0 = drbl ! min distance between b and lepton
> 0.4 = dral ! min distance between gamma and lepton
> -1.0 = drjjmax ! max distance between jets
> -1.0 = drbbmax ! max distance between b's
> -1.0 = drllmax ! max distance between leptons
> -1.0 = draamax ! max distance between gammas
> -1.0 = drbjmax ! max distance between b and jet
> -1.0 = drajmax ! max distance between gamma and jet
> -1.0 = drjlmax ! max distance between jet and lepton
> -1.0 = drabmax ! max distance between gamma and b
> -1.0 = drblmax ! max distance between b and lepton
> -1.0 = dralmax ! maxdistance between gamma and lepton
> #*********************************************************************
> # Minimum and maximum invariant mass for pairs *
> # WARNING: for four lepton final state mmll cut require to have *
> # different lepton masses for each flavor! *
> #*********************************************************************
> 0.0 = mmjj ! min invariant mass of a jet pair
> 0.0 = mmbb ! min invariant mass of a b pair
> 0.0 = mmaa ! min invariant mass of gamma gamma pair
> 0.0 = mmll ! min invariant mass of l+l- (same flavour) lepton pair
> -1.0 = mmjjmax ! max invariant mass of a jet pair
> -1.0 = mmbbmax ! max invariant mass of a b pair
> -1.0 = mmaamax ! max invariant mass of gamma gamma pair
> -1.0 = mmllmax ! max invariant mass of l+l- (same flavour) lepton pair
> {} = mxx_min_pdg ! min invariant mass of a pair of particles X/X~ (e.g. {6:250})
> {'default': False} = mxx_only_part_antipart ! if True the invariant mass is applied only
> ! to pairs of particle/antiparticle and not to pairs of the same pdg codes.
> #*********************************************************************
> # Minimum and maximum invariant mass for all letpons *
> #*********************************************************************
> 0.0 = mmnl ! min invariant mass for all letpons (l+- and vl)
> -1.0 = mmnlmax ! max invariant mass for all letpons (l+- and vl)
> #*********************************************************************
> # Minimum and maximum pt for 4-momenta sum of leptons *
> #*********************************************************************
> 0.0 = ptllmin ! Minimum pt for 4-momenta sum of leptons(l and vl)
> -1.0 = ptllmax ! Maximum pt for 4-momenta sum of leptons(l and vl)
> #*********************************************************************
> # Inclusive cuts *
> #*********************************************************************
> 0.0 = ptheavy ! minimum pt for at least one heavy final state
> 0.0 = xptj ! minimum pt for at least one jet
> 0.0 = xptb ! minimum pt for at least one b
> 0.0 = xpta ! minimum pt for at least one photon
> 0.0 = xptl ! minimum pt for at least one charged lepton
> #*********************************************************************
> # Control the pt's of the jets sorted by pt *
> #*********************************************************************
> 0.0 = ptj1min ! minimum pt for the leading jet in pt
> 0.0 = ptj2min ! minimum pt for the second jet in pt
> 0.0 = ptj3min ! minimum pt for the third jet in pt
> 0.0 = ptj4min ! minimum pt for the fourth jet in pt
> -1.0 = ptj1max ! maximum pt for the leading jet in pt
> -1.0 = ptj2max ! maximum pt for the second jet in pt
> -1.0 = ptj3max ! maximum pt for the third jet in pt
> -1.0 = ptj4max ! maximum pt for the fourth jet in pt
> 0 = cutuse ! reject event if fails any (0) / all (1) jet pt cuts
> #*********************************************************************
> # Control the pt's of leptons sorted by pt *
> #*********************************************************************
> 0.0 = ptl1min ! minimum pt for the leading lepton in pt
> 0.0 = ptl2min ! minimum pt for the second lepton in pt
> 0.0 = ptl3min ! minimum pt for the third lepton in pt
> 0.0 = ptl4min ! minimum pt for the fourth lepton in pt
> -1.0 = ptl1max ! maximum pt for the leading lepton in pt
> -1.0 = ptl2max ! maximum pt for the second lepton in pt
> -1.0 = ptl3max ! maximum pt for the third lepton in pt
> -1.0 = ptl4max ! maximum pt for the fourth lepton in pt
> #*********************************************************************
> # Control the Ht(k)=Sum of k leading jets *
> #*********************************************************************
> 0.0 = htjmin ! minimum jet HT=Sum(jet pt)
> -1.0 = htjmax ! maximum jet HT=Sum(jet pt)
> 0.0 = ihtmin !inclusive Ht for all partons (including b)
> -1.0 = ihtmax !inclusive Ht for all partons (including b)
> 0.0 = ht2min ! minimum Ht for the two leading jets
> 0.0 = ht3min ! minimum Ht for the three leading jets
> 0.0 = ht4min ! minimum Ht for the four leading jets
> -1.0 = ht2max ! maximum Ht for the two leading jets
> -1.0 = ht3max ! maximum Ht for the three leading jets
> -1.0 = ht4max ! maximum Ht for the four leading jets
> #***********************************************************************
> # Photon-isolation cuts, according to hep-ph/9801442 *
> # When ptgmin=0, all the other parameters are ignored *
> # When ptgmin>0, pta and draj are not going to be used *
> #***********************************************************************
> 0.0 = ptgmin ! Min photon transverse momentum
> 0.4 = r0gamma ! Radius of isolation code
> 1.0 = xn ! n parameter of eq.(3.4) in hep-ph/9801442
> 1.0 = epsgamma ! epsilon_gamma parameter of eq.(3.4) in hep-ph/9801442
> True = isoem ! isolate photons from EM energy (photons and leptons)
> #*********************************************************************
> # WBF cuts *
> #*********************************************************************
> 0.0 = xetamin ! minimum rapidity for two jets in the WBF case
> 0.0 = deltaeta ! minimum rapidity for two jets in the WBF case
> #***********************************************************************
> # Turn on either the ktdurham or ptlund cut to activate *
> # CKKW(L) merging with Pythia8 [arXiv:1410.3012, arXiv:1109.4829] *
> #***********************************************************************
> -1.0 = ktdurham
> 0.4 = dparameter
> -1.0 = ptlund
> 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 21 = pdgs_for_merging_cut ! PDGs for two cuts above
> #*********************************************************************
> # maximal pdg code for quark to be considered as a light jet *
> # (otherwise b cuts are applied) *
> #*********************************************************************
> 4 = maxjetflavor ! Maximum jet pdg code
> #*********************************************************************
> #
> #*********************************************************************
> # Store info for systematics studies *
> # WARNING: Do not use for interference type of computation *
> #*********************************************************************
> True = use_syst ! Enable systematics studies
> #
> systematics = systematics_program ! none, systematics [python], SysCalc [depreceted, C++]
> ['--mur=0.5,1,2', '--muf=0.5,1,2', '--pdf=errorset'] = systematics_arguments ! see: https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/projects/madgraph/wiki/Systematics#Systematicspythonmodule
> # Syscalc is deprecated but to see the associate options type'update syscalc'#*********************************************************************
> # Additional hidden parameters
> #*********************************************************************
> ['--mur=0.5,1,2', '--muf=0.5,1,2', '--pdf=errorset'] = systematics_arguments # Choose the argment to pass to the systematics command. like --mur=0.25,1,4. Look at the help of the systematics function for more details.
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>
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Thx much Olivier!

We appreciate a lot your quick answer. This is the MLM matching we use:

#*********************************************************************
# Matching parameter (MLM only)
#*********************************************************************
  1 = ickkw ! 0 no matching, 1 MLM
  1.0 = alpsfact ! scale factor for QCD emission vx
  False = chcluster ! cluster only according to channel diag
  4 = asrwgtflavor ! highest quark flavor for a_s reweight
  False = auto_ptj_mjj ! Automatic setting of ptj and mjj if xqcut >0
                                   ! (turn off for VBF and single top processes)
  20.0 = xqcut ! minimum kt jet measure between partons

===============

Best

Maxime

hi,

I just realise that you actually are using MLM (Not sure i thought that you did not the first time).

So here, you have to compare the value of QCUT present at the shower level.(carefull this is not xqcut)
and then you have two cases:

Assuming that you want to put the pt_cut on the Higgs EXACTLY after the first jet emission.

1) if pth_cut > QCUT

In that case a 0j sample (with pth = 0 by definition) will never have the first radiation hard enough to create a pt for the higgs such that it will pass the cut above. In that case, you can fully remove the 0j sample from the mix. And directly apply your cut on the 1j sample.

2) if pth_cut < QCUT

In that case, the parton-shower is allowed to created hard enough radiation such that your 0 pt Higgs pass the cut after the first jet emission. In that case you have to keep the 0j sample in the mix and therefore you have to do two generation, one for the 0j and one for the 1j since the cut on the Higgs has to be different for each sample.

This game can also be played with more jets but quickly start to be quite messy.
And ultimatly requires that you generate a sample without that cut and a second one with such cut and that you show that they are consistent after the analysis cut.

Cheers,

Olivier

> On 7 Aug 2018, at 11:02, Maxime Gouzevitch <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Question #671306 on MadGraph5_aMC@NLO changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/mg5amcnlo/+question/671306
>
> Maxime Gouzevitch posted a new comment:
> Thx much Olivier!
>
> We appreciate a lot your quick answer. This is the MLM matching we use:
>
> #*********************************************************************
> # Matching parameter (MLM only)
> #*********************************************************************
> 1 = ickkw ! 0 no matching, 1 MLM
> 1.0 = alpsfact ! scale factor for QCD emission vx
> False = chcluster ! cluster only according to channel diag
> 4 = asrwgtflavor ! highest quark flavor for a_s reweight
> False = auto_ptj_mjj ! Automatic setting of ptj and mjj if xqcut >0
> ! (turn off for VBF and single top processes)
> 20.0 = xqcut ! minimum kt jet measure between partons
>
> ===============
>
> Best
>
> Maxime
>
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