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QCD and event simulation for the LHC (Pavia 2015)

6h course on QCD, MC's and 4h tutorial on MadGraph5_aMCatNLO by Fabio Maltoni and Marco Zaro


The PDF of the lectures be found here:


QCD Redux: Three lectures on QCD basics for hadron collider physics

MC1: From Lagrangians to Fixed order calculations

MC2: Parton showers

MC3: Merging and matching


4h of tutorials on MG5_aMC spanning from LO to NLO calculations.

Tutorial slides

We provide here complimentary material to the lectures that can used by students to verify their understanding of the basic concepts.

Monte Carlo integration

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

LHC Phenomenology

A collection of test, exercises, and web applications on pQCD can be found in QCD_Pavia2015.pdf.

Going NLO

  1. pp>H at LO (1-loop): details of the calculation (Mathematica Notebook) HiggsGG-LO-mtfinite.nb
  2. pp>H at NLO: details of the calculation (Mathematica Notebook) higgsGG-NLO.nb
  3. pp>H at NLO: cross section evaluation for the LHC (Mathematica Notebook+PDF libraries to be compiled) phenHiggs.tar.gz.

A summary of the results can be found in Higgs.pdf.

-- Main.FabioMaltoni - 2015-05-14