value of aEWM1

Asked by leonidas on 2018-08-07

Hello,
I have a question about the value of aEWM1 on the sm. On PDG I find the Z pole value: 127.9
However MadGraph comes with a default value of 132.50698. Where does this value come from? Is this value recommended for LHC simulations at 13/14 TeV?
Thank you.
Leonidas

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Hi,

As for the width, you have some freedom in your choice of parameter for the Electroweak sector.

In the EW sector, you have four measured parameters
1) aEWM1
2) Gf
3) MZ
4) MW

But only three free parameters.
In MG5aMC, the choice is that MW is computed (at tree level) from the other three.
Now this creates a bit of freedom on your choice of parameter.
Indeed you have
1) the experimental precision
2) the fact that we use a LO relation between those parameters (needed for the consistency of the computation)

From there you have to decide which experimental constraint you want to really use.

As for the width, I'm not the one who did such choice (this one was done before I started to work on MG5aMC).

Obviously, you are fully free to not use the default. (I actually do not know if CMS/ATLAS are using our default or not)

Cheers,

Olivier

> On 7 Aug 2018, at 21:42, leonidas <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> New question #671420 on MadGraph5_aMC@NLO:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/mg5amcnlo/+question/671420
>
> Hello,
> I have a question about the value of aEWM1 on the sm. On PDG I find the Z pole value: 127.9
> However MadGraph comes with a default value of 132.50698. Where does this value come from? Is this value recommended for LHC simulations at 13/14 TeV?
> Thank you.
> Leonidas
>
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leonidas (leonidasprado) said : #2

Hello,
Thank you for your answer.
Best,
LeƓnidas