= '''QCD and event simulation for the LHC''' in Pavia 2015=
6h course on QCD, MC's and 4h tutorial on MadGraph5_aMCatNLO
by Fabio Maltoni and Marco Zaro
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=== Lectures ===
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The PDF of the lectures be found here:
[attachment:intro.pdf Introduction]
[attachment:QCD_Pavia2015.pdf QCD Redux: Three lectures on QCD basics for hadron collider physics]
[attachment:MC1.pdf MC1: From Lagrangians to Fixed order calculations]
[attachment:MC2.pdf MC2: Parton showers]
[attachment:MC3.pdf MC3: Merging and matching]
==== Tests and exercises ====
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: [attachment:mc101.nb mc101.nb].
===== LHC Phenomenology =====
* [wiki:DiscoverTheHiggs SM Higgs discovery at the LHC]: Three important channels
* [wiki:WarmingUpChallenge Simple Black Boxes]: New gauge bosons
A collection of test, exercises, and web applications on pQCD can be found in [attachment:QCD_TASI2013.pdf QCD_Pavia2015.pdf].
==== Going NLO ====
1. pp>H at LO (1-loop): details of the calculation (Mathematica Notebook) [https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/projects/madgraph/attachment/wiki/CernSchool2011/HiggsGG-LO-mtfinite.nb HiggsGG-LO-mtfinite.nb]
1. pp>H at NLO: details of the calculation (Mathematica Notebook) [https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/projects/madgraph/attachment/wiki/CernSchool2011/HiggsGG-NLO.nb higgsGG-NLO.nb]
1. pp>H at NLO: cross section evaluation for the LHC (Mathematica Notebook+PDF libraries to be compiled) [https://cp3.irmp.ucl.ac.be/projects/madgraph/attachment/wiki/CernSchool2011/phenHiggs.tar.gz phenHiggs.tar.gz].
A summary of the results can be found in [attachment:Higgs.pdf Higgs.pdf].
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=== Tutorials ===
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4h of tutorials on MG5_aMC spanning from LO to NLO calculations.
* [attachment:tutorial_pavia.pdf Tutorial]
-- Main.FabioMaltoni - 2015-05-14