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arXiv:0911.5286
LU-TP-09-31
MCNET-09-17

by: Sjostrand, Torbjorn (Lund U., Dept. Theor. Phys.)

Abstract:
Given the current landscape in experimental high-energy physics, these lectures are focused on applications of event generators for hadron colliders like the Tevatron and LHC. Section 2 contains a first overview of the physics picture and the generator landscape. Thereafter section 3 describes the usage of matrix elements, section 4 the important topics of initial- and final-state showers, and section 5 how showers can be matched to different hard processes. The issue of multiparton interactions and their role in mimimum-bias and underlying-event physics is introduced in section 6, followed by some comments on hadronization in section 7. The article concludes with an outlook on the ongoing generator-development work in section 8.
Link: 
http://inspirehep.net/record/838269
Publ date: 
Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 23:00