Aug 13 – 16, 2019
Kane Hall 225
US/Pacific timezone


Hands-on Tutorial

Opened Jun 21, 2019
Closed Aug 9, 2019
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A hands-on and highly interactive parallel session will be held during the course of the entire workshop. It will begin on Tuesday morning with a pedagogical introduction to the fundamentals of benchmark dark matter models at the LHC and work through an introduction to a common Monte Carlo event generator pipeline (MadGraph+Pythia [1]) as well as a widely used and flexible analysis framework (Rivet [2]). Participants will use Rivet, with the CONTUR [3] extension, to learn how to use existing measurements to provide constraints on models. There will also be a competition to find the Rivet measurement that provides the most powerful constraints on a DM model. (The prize for the winner will be only short of the Nobel Prize!) The skills developed in this tutorial will be invaluable for being an effective researcher, in both theory and experiment, when searching for dark matter at the LHC.

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