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ttbar + jets

The idea is to compare the latest version of all generators to be able to see what the current status of the predictions is. So far, this has never been done for top pair production, including multi-jet merging. The set-up is the following:

  • 13 TeV.
  • di-lepton top decays.
  • Including hadronisation, but no underlying event or MPI.
  • Use MC truth for top reconstruction, i.e., the lepton, neutrino and b-jet momentum.

Interesting observables are:

  • Gap fraction, excluding the b-jets from the top decay
  • top pT spectrum
  • jet multiplicity, both with 30 and 50 GeV jet cuts
  • jet pT's for the 3 hardest jets
  • transverse momentum of the top pair system
  • reconstructed mass of the top quark
  • asymmetry
  • tt+jets as background to ttH. Input from the ttH Working Group here.


  • MadGraph5_aMC@NLO + Pythia8 with FxFx merging up to 2 extra jets at NLO
  • POWHEG+Pythia8 inclusive ttbar


  • POWHEG+pythia8 & 6, inclusive ttbar

Rikkert Frederix:

  • MadGraph5_aMC@NLO + Pythia8, inclusive ttbar

Simone Alioli:

  • POWHEG+Pythia8 ttbar+0,1jet, with MinLo

Stefan Prestel:

  • Pythia8+UNLOPS merging up to 2 extra jets at NLO

Marek Schoenherr:

  • Sherpa+OpenLoops with merging up to 2 extra jets at NLO

Existing CMS rivet routines for ttbar

Available CMS Monte Carlo samples: with NNPDF30NLO (5 flavour, alphas=0.118), top mass=172.5 GeV, TuneCUETP8M1 (Tune:ee 7, Tune:pp 18)

Powheg+Pythia8.205 ttbar card: tt_hdamp_nnpdf30_13tev_powheg.input.txt

madgraph_aMC@NLO+Pythia8.205 0,1,2 jets NLO merged cards: tt012j_5f_ckm_nlo_fxfx_customizecards.dat.txt tt012j_5f_ckm_nlo_fxfx_proc_card.dat.txt tt012j_5f_ckm_nlo_fxfx_run_card.dat.txt tt012j_5f_ckm_nlo_fxfx_madspin_card.dat.txt

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