SLAC-PUB-15553
MPP-2013-154
IPPP-13-39
DCPT-13-78
MCNET-13-07
LPN-13-035
arXiv:1306.2703
Phys.Rev. D88 (2013) 014040

by: Hoeche, Stefan (SLAC) et al.

Abstract:
We present an analysis of the forward-backward asymmetry in the production of top quark pairs at the Tevatron collider. We use novel Monte Carlo methods for merging matrix elements and parton showers to combine NLO QCD predictions for tt and tt+jet production. Theoretical uncertainties are quantified in detail. We find agreement with experimental data on the transverse momentum dependence of the asymmetry.