How-to: write a parton-level Monte Carlo particle physics event generator
TH Department, CERN, 1211, Geneva 23, Switzerland
2 Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Edinburgh, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, EH9 3FD, Edinburgh, UK
Accepted: 28 May 2020
Published online: 15 June 2020
This article provides an introduction to the principles of particle physics event generators that are based on the Monte Carlo method. Following some preliminaries, instructions on how to build a basic parton-level Monte Carlo event generator for the hard interaction are given through exercises. Indications on how to proceed to full-event simulations are given (the related course was given as part of the “Advanced Scientific Computing Workshop” at ETH Zürich in July 2014).
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