Pythia Week 2024

Mendelssohn Room (Clarendon Lab)

Mendelssohn Room

Clarendon Lab

Martin Wood Complex, Clarendon Laboratory Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3PU, United Kingdom
Ilkka Helenius (University of Jyväskylä), Peter Skands (Monash University (AU))

Practical Information:

Dates and Times:

  • Sessions start on Monday Apr 29 at 9am
  • Sessions end on Friday May 3 at ~ 12pm.
  • The meeting room will remain available for participants who wish to use it on Friday afternoon.


  • The most convenient airports are Heathrow (frequent direct bus service to Oxford, 1.5 hours; stops at T5 and at T2/3; look for "The Airline") and Birmingham (direct train service to Oxford, 1h).

  • Luton airport is also relatively convenient, with slightly less frequent bus services (look for "National Express").

  • Gatwick and Stansted are both quite far from Oxford, and take more than 2 hours to get to. Gatwick is accessible via the same bus line as Heathrow (but takes an hour more to get to). Stansted can be reached by "National Express".

Convenient Apps for Local Transport

  • The Oxford Bus Company App
  • CityMapper
  • 001 Taxis (Uber does not operate in Oxford)
  • Trainline (for train tickets to/from Oxford)
  • Ppossibly TfL Go if you plan to travel to London.

Agenda Items (Tentative List):

  • GPU tutorial?
  • Tuning. Getting to a stage where we can use the reweighting and Professor together, in a tuning context. 
  • User interface to fragmentation?
  • Careful discussions of Hadronization variations, general variations, related to #210. Also related to 8.4 below.
  • FASER and Cosmic-ray-related aspects.
  • Input/Overlap with Rivet? 
  • Input/Overlap with MCPlots (eg re tuning, validation, ...)
  • Input/overlap with PanScales (Gavin etc)?
  • Contrib: examples, tute. Explore/discuss projects like Panscales as plugin? 
  • Input/Overlap with EVTGEN (Michal Kreps can come down from Warwick early in the week.)
  • Pythia 8.4? (E.g., consolidation of perturbative evolution modules? Beefing up reweighting in backwards-incompatible ways)
  • Presentation about MiNNLOPS?
  • Newer C++ versions? E.g., directories. PI to present.
  • Anything else ... ? Let Peter know.
  • Christian Gutschow
  • Ilkka Helenius
  • Leif Lönnblad
  • Naomi Cooke
  • Peter Skands
  • Philip Ilten
  • Torbjörn Sjöstrand
  • +2
The agenda of this meeting is empty