Academic Training Lecture Regular Programme

Monte Carlo generators for the LHC (1/4)

by Sjostrand, T. (Univ. of Lund, Sweden) (CERN-PH)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium


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Event generators today are indispensable as tools for the modelling of complex physics processes, that jointly lead to the production of hundreds of particles per event at LHC energies. Generators are used to set detector requirements, to formulate analysis strategies, or to calculate acceptance corrections. These lectures describe the physics that goes into the construction of an event generator, such as hard processes, initial- and final-state radiation, multiple interactions and beam remnants, hadronization and decays, and how these pieces come together. The current main generators are introduced, and are used to illustrate uncertainties in the physics modelling. Some trends for the future are outlined.
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