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Monte Carlo Event Generators

  • Michael H. Seymour
  • Marilyn Marx
Chapter
Part of the Scottish Graduate Series book series (SGS)

Abstract

Monte Carlo event generators are essential components of almost all experimental analyses and are also widely used by theorists and experiments to make predictions and preparations for future experiments. They are all too often used as “black boxes”, without sufficient consideration of their component models or their reliability. In this set of three lectures we hope to open the box and explain the physical bases behind the models they use. We focus primarily on the general features of parton showers, hadronization and underlying event generation.

Keywords

Large Hadron Collider Monte Carlo Parton Shower Soft Gluon Collinear Limit 
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Notes

Acknowledgements

We thank the organizers of the 69th Scottish Universities’ Summer School in Physics for the invitation to give these lectures, for organizing a very enjoyable and stimulating school, and for the putting competition, whisky tasting and ceilidh. The lectures have been developed from similar courses given over the years at several summer schools and MHS thanks members of the CTEQ and MCnet collaborations in particular for their feedback and encouragement.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK

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