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Parma International School on theoretical Physics 2007


A short introduction to the techniques of Monte Carlo integration. Exercises proposed during lecture are collected in this Mathematica Notebook: mc101.nb.


All exercises proposed here can be "solved" or checked with MadGraph / MadEvent.

MadGraph prolegomena

  • Logon to the MadGraph web site and register.
  • Familiarize with the code by generating a few processes in QED and QCD trying to guess which diagrams appear. What is the minimum number of jets have to be asked for in $e^+e^-$ collisions so that the triple gauge vertex appear?
  • Look at the new physics models and check the particle and interactions content.
  • Generate events for a few selected processes and look at the plots:
    • ttbar production with decays: pp>tt~>bb~mu+e-ve~vm
    • VV production: pp>VV> leptons, with V=Z,W.
    • Single top + Higgs: pp>tHj (QCD=0, QED=3, j=gudsc,p=gudscb). Show that there is a large negative interference between the diagrams


by Keith Ellis, James Stirling, Bryan Webber (Cambridge Monographs, 1996).



LHC Phenomenology


-- Main.FabioMaltoni - 04 Sep 2007