Jun 27 – 28, 2023
Europe/Zurich timezone

Tuning plays a critical role in ensuring that the output of event generators best matches experimental data. However, tuning an event generator can be a complex task, as it requires a good understanding of the event generators, what data to use in tune, and the tools used to perform the tune itself. This workshop aims to bring together tuning tool experts as well as event generator experts to provide tutorials over two half days. The first day of the workshop will focus how event generator parameters can modify physics observables, while the second day will focus on the tuning tools.

There are two tutorials. On the first day, we will be exploring how changing parameters in the Pythia model modifies observables, and on the second day we will be learning how to use RIVET and Professor. Both of the tutorials require Docker. To ensure everyone is ready for these tutorials, we ask that you please make sure that Docker is installed and working on your machine. Instructions on how to install Docker can be found here:


If you are using Windows, you will need to be able to run Linux containers. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:


Once you have Docker running, you can try starting the tutorial for Tuesday by running the following:

docker run --rm -u `id -u $USER` -v $PWD:$PWD -w $PWD -p 8888:8888 -it pythia8/tutorials:hsf23

Workshop Notebook

This workshop will be held only virtually.
Registration for this event is currently open.