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     3== [http://lattice.ft.uam.es/TAE2008/ Taller Altas Energías 2008 - Madrid] <br><br> Particle Physics Phenomenology and the LHC ==
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     5=== Authors ===
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     7   * Fabio Maltoni (lecturer)
     8   * Claude Duhr (tutor)
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     10=== Lectures ===
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     12Find  the pdf of the 3 x 1.5 hours lecture:
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     14   * [attachment:TAE1.pdf Lecture 1] : QCD at hadron colliders
     15   * [attachment:TAE2.pdf Lecture 2] : SM of EW interactions :  SU(2)xU(1), EWSB, the Higgs mechanism
     16   * [attachment:TAE3.pdf Lecture 3] : Higgs, top and  BSM  phenomenology at the LHC
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     18A brief tutorial on Software.MadGraph / Software.MadEvent can be found [attachment:mad-tutorial.pdf here].
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     20=== References ===
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     22   * Lecture 1 : [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).
     23   * Lecture 2 : "Standard Model of electroweak interactions", by A. Pich, [http://arxiv.org/pdf/hep-ph/0502010 [hep-ph/0502010]].
     24   * Lecture 3 : [:FurtherReading:Perspectives on LHC physics, Ed. by G. Kane and A. Pierce].
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     26Answers to some of the questions asked during lecture can be found [:QandA:here].
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     28=== Tests and Exercises ===
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     30The following tests help to understand the lectures better, and to prepare for the exercises related to the different lectures:
     31   * [:TestLecture1:Test for lecture 1].
     32   * [:TestLecture2:Test for lecture 2].
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     34A pdf with the exercises related to the lectures can be found [attachment:Exercises.pdf here]. <BR>
     35Some of the exercises proposed can be "solved" or checked with Software.MadGraph / Software.MadEvent. <BR>
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     38   
     39====== Introduction to hadron collisions ======
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     41   * [:SimpleKinematics:Kinematics at the LHC]: single particle quantities.
     42   * [:2Jets:Jets] : Di-jet kinematics and rates in pp collisions.
     43   * [:3Jets:3 Jets] : Energy distributions in 3-jet events.
     44   * [http://cp3wks05.fynu.ucl.ac.be/twiki/bin/view/Physics/WAsymm Drell-Yan] : Study the rapidity asymmetry at the Tevatron.
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     46====== Higgs and top ======
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     48   * [:HiggsPheno:Higgs] : Higgs phenomenology at hadron colliders.
     49   * [:tt:top production] : %$t \bar t$% production, Tevatron vs LHC.
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     51====== New Physics ======
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     53   * [:tprime:t' production] : %$t'$% production at the LHC.
     54   * [:X:New resonances]: Discover new resonances at the LHC.
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     57=== Animations ===
     58   * [http://madgraph.hep.uiuc.edu/Event/ Interactive Flash version] Note you may want to zoom in!
     59   * [http://madgraph.hep.uiuc.edu/Event/fast_collisionx6.avi Fast movie (.avi) of collision]
     60   * [http://madgraph.hep.uiuc.edu/Event/collision.mov Guided movie (.mov) of collision]
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     62=== Familiarize with Software.MadGraph  ===
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     64   * Logon to the Software.MadGraph web site and register: http://madgraph.hep.uiuc.edu.
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     66   * Familiarize with the code by generating a few processes in QED + QCD trying to guess which diagrams appear.
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     68   * Look at the new physics models and check the particle and interactions content.
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     70   * Generate events for a few selected processes and look at the plots:
     71      * ttbar production with decays: pp>tt~>bb~mu+e-ve~vm
     72      * VV production: pp>VV> leptons, with V=Z,W. 
     73      * Single top + Higgs: pp>tHj  (QCD=0, QED=3, j=gudsc,p=gudscb). Show that there is a large negative interference between the diagrams.
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     75=== Analysis Tools ===
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     77   * a Fortran-based package: Software.MadAnalysis ([http://madgraph.phys.ucl.ac.be/cgi-bin/NewProcess/download.cgi Download it here])
     78   * a Mathematica-based package: [http://www.jthaler.net/olympics/software.html Chameleon].
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     80=== MC101 ===
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     82For those interested in Monte Carlo techniques, here are some exercises:
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     84   * Write the simplest integration function based on the definition of average and error
     85   * Importance sampling via an analytic transformation
     86   * Von Neumann's rejection method : plain and improved
     87   * Phase space for 1 -> n particles
     88   * Vegas
     89   * Top decay : comparison among the various methods
     90   * qq -> tt production
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     92All exercises are presented and solved this Mathematica Notebook:  [attachment:mc101.nb mc101.nb].
     93Reference: [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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