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.
- Pub Date:
- November 2009
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- 27 pages, to appear in the proceedings of the 65th Scottish Universities Summer School in Physics: LHC Physics, St Andrews, 16 - 29 August 2009