HAWK is hosted by Hepforge, IPPP Durham


A Monte Carlo generator for the production of
Higgs bosons Attached to Weak bosons

Ansgar Denner Universität Würzburg, Germany  
Stefan Dittmaier     Universität Freiburg, Germany  
Stefan Kallweit Universität Mainz, Germany  
Aleander Mück RWTH Aachen University, Germany  

HAWK is a Monte Carlo integrator for the Higgs-production channels
pp → H + 2jets (VBF) and
pp → HW/HZ → Hll' (VH)

It includes:

   NLO QCD and electroweak corrections

   all weak-boson fusion and quark-antiquark annihilation diagrams in the VBF channel

   all interferences at LO and NLO

   contributions from incoming photons

   leading heavy-Higgs-boson effects at two-loop order for VBF

   contributions of b-quark pdfs at LO

   an interface to LHAPDF

   decay of the Higgs boson into a pair of gauge singlets

   options for using an off-shell Higgs propagator

   pp and p pbar collisions

   anomalous HVV couplings

What is not included / planned upgrades:

   Higgs-boson decays into specific final states

   production of unweighted events

   interface to parton showers

   contributions from gg initial states

You can download the source code of HAWK and its documentation here.

The release history of HAWK can be found here.

If you use HAWK for a publication, please cite all the references listed here.

We thank Mariano Ciccolini for performing an independent calculation to verify the correctness of the HAWK 1.0 code.