Academic Training Lecture Regular Programme: Predictive Monte Carlo tools for LHC physics (1/3)

Predictive Monte Carlo tools for LHC physics (1/3), by Fabio Maltoni (Université Catholique de Louvain (BE)).


Wednesday, May 2, 2012 from 11:00 to 12:00 (Europe/Zurich)
at CERN ( 503-1-001 - Council Chamber )

Simulations of events taking place at the LHC play key role in all experimental analyses. Starting from the basics concepts of QCD, we first review how accurate predictions can be obtained via fixed-order calculations at higher orders. Parton showers and event generation are then introduced as a means to achieve fully exclusive predictions. Finally  the recent merging and matching  techniques between fixed-order and fully exclusive simulations are  presented, as well as their implementations via the MLM/CKKW and MC@NLO/POWHEG methods.

Organised by Mario Campanelli.

More information here.