LPC Physics Forum

Virtual Only (FNAL/Zoom)

Virtual Only



The zoom link for this event is https://cern.zoom.us/j/96898909340.

Abstract: In a decade, the LHC experiments have issued over 3000 analysis papers, covering a huge spectrum of physics from soft-QCD to myriad high-pT regions sensitive to hypothetical BSM physics models. Central to the vast majority of these studies have been MC event generators, whose sophistication has also increased manyfold though the period of LHC operation. In this talk I'll review the ways in which the Rivet toolkit -- a key tool in this rise -- emerged from MC development and tuning, the development of its many hundreds of encoded analyses, through to its current leading-edge use as a powerful complement to BSM direct-searches in global fits of new physics. Whether your interest is QCD, electroweak, or BSM physics, I will show how the small amount of work in preparing a Rivet routine acts as a gateway to analysis re-use and greater physics impact.