Primer on ILC physics and SiD software tools
Physics Department, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA
2 Institute for Fundamental Science, University of Oregon, Eugene, USA
Accepted: 11 June 2020
Published online: 26 June 2020
We first outline the standard model of particle physics, particle production and decay, and the expected signal and background at a Higgs factory like the international linear collider (ILC). We then introduce high-energy colliders and collider detectors and briefly detail the ILC and the silicon detector (SiD), one of the two detectors proposed for the ILC. Next, we review the available software tools for ILC event generation, SiD detector simulation, and event reconstruction. Finally, we suggest open avenues in research for detector optimization and physics analysis. The pedagogical level is suitable for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in physics and research scientists in related fields.
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