We present version 3.4 of the CalcHEP software package which is designed for effective evaluation and simulation of high energy physics collider processes at parton level. The main features of CalcHEP are the computation of Feynman diagrams, integration over multi-particle phase space and event simulation at parton level. The principle attractive key-points along these lines are that it has: (a) an easy startup and usage even for those who are not familiar with CalcHEP and programming; (b) a friendly and convenient graphical user interface (GUI); (c) the option for the user to easily modify a model or introduce a new model by either using the graphical interface or by using an external package with the possibility of cross checking the results in different gauges; (d) a batch interface which allows to perform very complicated and tedious calculations connecting production and decay modes for processes with many particles in the final state. With this features set, CalcHEP can efficiently perform calculations with a high level of automation from a theory in the form of a Lagrangian down to phenomenology in the form of cross sections, parton level event simulation and various kinematical distributions. In this paper we report on the new features of CalcHEP 3.4 which improves the power of our package to be an effective tool for the study of modern collider phenomenology. Program summaryProgram title: CalcHEP Catalogue identifier: AEOV_v1_0 Program summary URL:http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/AEOV_v1_0.html Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University, Belfast, N. Ireland Licensing provisions: Standard CPC licence, http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/licence/licence.html No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 78535 No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 818061 Distribution format: tar.gz Programming language: C. Computer: PC, MAC, Unix Workstations. Operating system: Unix. RAM: Depends on process under study Classification: 4.4, 5. External routines: X11 Nature of problem:Implement new models of particle interactions. Generate Feynman diagrams for a physical process in any implemented theoretical model. Integrate phase space for Feynman diagrams to obtain cross sections or particle widths taking into account kinematical cuts. Simulate collisions at modern colliders and generate respective unweighted events. Mix events for different subprocesses and connect them with the decays of unstable particles. Solution method: Symbolic calculations. Squared Feynman diagram approach Vegas Monte Carlo algorithm. Restrictions: Up to 2→4 production (1→5 decay) processes are realistic on typical computers. Higher multiplicities sometimes possible for specific 2→5 and 2→6 processes. Unusual features: Graphical user interface, symbolic algebra calculation of squared matrix element, parallelization on a pbs cluster. Running time: Depends strongly on the process. For a typical 2→2 process it takes seconds. For 2→3 processes the typical running time is of the order of minutes. For higher multiplicities it could take much longer.
Computer Physics Communications
- Pub Date:
- July 2013
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology;
- High Energy Physics - Experiment
- 82 pages, elsarticle LaTeX, 7 Figures. Changes from v1: 1) updated reference list and Acknowledgments