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    1818   * [http://www.hep.phy.cam.ac.uk/theory/webber/QCDbook.html QCD and Collider Physics] by Keith Ellis, James Stirling, Bryan Webber (Cambridge Monographs, 1996).
    19    * [:FurtherReading:Perspectives on LHC physics, Ed. by G. Kane and A. Pierce].
     19   * [wiki:FurtherReading Perspectives on LHC physics, Ed. by G. Kane and A. Pierce].
    2020=== MadGraph Exercises ===
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    2828   * Register with a valid e-mail address
    2929   * Feynman diagrams. Generate a few processes (with different QED + QCD couplings) trying to guess which diagrams appear:
    30       * uu~>tt~
    31       * gg>tt~
    32       * gg>tt~h
    33       * uu~>tt~bb~
     30      * uu~>tt~
     31      * gg>tt~
     32      * gg>tt~h
     33      * uu~>tt~bb~
    3434   * Subprocess identification. List all subprocesses contributing to:
    35       * pp>h>tt~bb~
    36       * pp>tt~bb~
    37       * pp>tt~jj
     35      * pp>h>tt~bb~
     36      * pp>tt~bb~
     37      * pp>tt~jj
    3838   * Look at the new physics models and check the particle and interactions content.
    3939   * Advanced: Download the MG/ME package and play with the standalone version.
    40    * [:SimpleKinematics:Kinematics at the LHC]: refresh the kinematics of an hadron collider.
     40   * [wiki:SimpleKinematics Kinematics at the LHC]: refresh the kinematics of an hadron collider.
    4141==== Lecture 2: Calculate cross sections and generate events ====
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    4343Generate events for a few selected processes and look at the plots:
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    45    * ttbar production with decays: pp>tt~>bb~mu+e-ve~vm
    46    * VV production: pp>VV> leptons, with V=Z,W.
    47    * Single top + Higgs: pp>tHj (QCD=0, QED=3, j=gudsc,p=gudscb). Show that there is a large negative interference between the diagrams.
    48    * gg>H>WW
     45   * ttbar production with decays: pp>tt~>bb~mu+e-ve~vm
     46   * VV production: pp>VV> leptons, with V=Z,W.
     47   * Single top + Higgs: pp>tHj (QCD=0, QED=3, j=gudsc,p=gudscb). Show that there is a large negative interference between the diagrams.
     48   * gg>H>WW
    4949   * Weak boson fusion
    5050
    5151Some phenomenological applications (at the parton level):
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    53    * [:2Jets:Jets] : Di-jet kinematics and rates in pp collisions.
    54    * [:3Jets:3 Jets] : Energy distributions in 3-jet events.
    55    * [http://cp3wks05.fynu.ucl.ac.be/twiki/bin/view/Physics/WAsymm Drell-Yan] : Study the rapidity asymmetry at the Tevatron.
    56    * [:tt:top production] : %$t \bar t$% production, Tevatron vs LHC.
    57    * [:tprime:t' production] : %$t'$% production at the LHC.
     53   * [wiki:2Jets Jets] : Di-jet kinematics and rates in pp collisions.
     54   * [wiki:3Jets 3 Jets] : Energy distributions in 3-jet events.
     55   * [https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/projects/madgraph/wiki/WAsymm Drell-Yan] : Study the rapidity asymmetry at the Tevatron.
     56   * [wiki:tt top production] : $t \bar t$ production, Tevatron vs LHC.
     57   * [wiki:tprime t' production] : $t'$ production at the LHC.
    5858==== Lecture 3: The full simulation chain and advanced features ====
    5959
     
    6767
    6868Choose a channel and investigate signal and background:
    69    1. The 2 lepton + missing Et final state: %$pp \to H\to W^+ W^- \to e^- \bar \nu_e \mu^+ \nu_\mu $
     69   1. The 2 lepton + missing Et final state: $pp \to H\to W^+ W^- \to e^- \bar \nu_e \mu^+ \nu_\mu $
    7070      * Signal
    7171         * Events: [http://cp3wks05.fynu.ucl.ac.be/twiki/pub/Physics/DiscoverTheHiggs/hww-signal.lhe.gz Parton Level] [http://cp3wks05.fynu.ucl.ac.be/twiki/pub/Physics/DiscoverTheHiggs/hww-signal.lhco.gz Detector Level]
     
    7474         * Events: [http://cp3wks05.fynu.ucl.ac.be/twiki/pub/Physics/DiscoverTheHiggs/hww-background.lhe.gz Parton Level] [http://cp3wks05.fynu.ucl.ac.be/twiki/pub/Physics/DiscoverTheHiggs/hww-background.lhco.gz Detector Level]
    7575         * Plots: [http://cp3wks05.fynu.ucl.ac.be/twiki/pub/Physics/DiscoverTheHiggs/hww-background-lhe.pdf Parton Level] [http://cp3wks05.fynu.ucl.ac.be/twiki/pub/Physics/DiscoverTheHiggs/hww-background-lhco.pdf Detector Level]
    76    1. Top associated production %$pp \to t\bar tH$% with %$H \to b \bar b$%
     76   1. Top associated production $pp \to t\bar tH$ with $H \to b \bar b$
    7777      * Signal + Background samples:
    7878         * Events: [http://cp3wks05.fynu.ucl.ac.be/twiki/pub/Physics/DiscoverTheHiggs/ttbb.lhe.gz Parton Level] [http://cp3wks05.fynu.ucl.ac.be/twiki/pub/Physics/DiscoverTheHiggs/ttbb.lhco.gz Detector Level]
     
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    9595Useful extra information:
    96    * In the plots %$H_T=\sum ||p_T^{vis}|| + E_T^{miss}$%.
     96   * In the plots $H_T=\sum ||p_T^{vis}|| + E_T^{miss}$.
    9797   * A SM-like Z' would decay (more or less democratically) into: jet jet (uu~,cc~,dd~,ss~,bb~), t tbar (tt~), lept+lept- (e+e-,mu+mu-,ta+ta-), neutrino anti-neutrino (ve ve~,vm vm~,vt vt~). It could also have couplings to SM W and Z, and in that case would decay in to ZZ and W+W-.
    9898   * An Higgs couple to particles with a strength which is proportional to the particle masses. A SM-like heavy H would decay in to t tbar (tt~), W+W-, ZZ.
     
    106106   * Importance sampling via an analytic transformation
    107107   * Von Neumann's rejection method : plain and improved
    108    * Phase space for 1 -> n particles
     108   * Phase space for 1 -> n particles
    109109   * Vegas
    110110   * Top decay : comparison among the various methods
    111    * qq -> tt production
     111   * qq -> tt production
    112112
    113113All exercises are presented and solved this Mathematica Notebook: [attachment:mc101.nb mc101.nb]. Reference: [http://www.slac.stanford.edu/spires/find/hep/www?eprint=hep-ph/0006269 Introduction to MC methods], by [http://wwwthep.physik.uni-mainz.de/~stefanw/ Stefan Weinzierl]
     
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