Event Simulation for the Large Hadron Collider
Bryan Webber, University of Cambridge
Tests of the Standard Model and searches for new phenomena at the Large Hadron Collider depend heavily on computer simulations of signal and background processes. Monte Carlo event generators aim to simulate the final states of high-energy collisions in full detail, down to the level of individual stable particles. The talk will review the physics behind these programs, their main ingredients and theoretical status, with emphasis on recent work to improve their precision. Comparisons with the latest LHC data will illustrate these developments, and the places where further improvements are needed.
(The Slides are now available)