(Dip. di Fisica Nucleare e Teorica-Universita degli Studi di Pavi), Matteo Cacciari
Progress at NLO
(Paul Scherrer Institut)
MHV amplitudes and cut-methods at NLO for multileg processes
MC discussion group
Albert De Roeck
Recent developments in POWHEG
NLO corrections to multi-parton final states, especially in the context of jet algorithms/sizes, jet recontruction in general & the experimental wish list
(Department of Physics and Astronomy)
Background estimations via "data-driven" methods
Discussion on: "Accurate MC tools at the LHC: what for?"
I would like to stimulate a discussion on imagining us already in a world where we'll
have MC@NLO/POWHEG for all interesting processes (SM and BSM)
and a few (key) parton-level NNLO calculations (Z,W,ttbar inclusive jet,...) at the LHC.
How the exp results should be given in the paper for "standard candle measurements"
(with cuts or extrapolated to the total x-sec)? How the TH information should be
used by the exp? How the theorists should calculate
total rates (this is less trivial than one could think, as we have recently experienced
in the Higgs-NLO x-sec working group) and compare with data?
Is there, in principle, an optimal way to convey information out
of an experiment which will be maximally useful for the all community
(and PDF groups) ?
(Universite' catholique de Louvain (CP3))
Multileg discussion group
Joint session with the MC discussion group, dedicated to Standard Candles for discovery