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## ​Taller Altas Energías 2008 - Madrid Particle Physics Phenomenology and the LHC

### Authors

• Fabio Maltoni (lecturer)
• Claude Duhr (tutor)

### Lectures

Find the pdf of the 3 x 1.5 hours lecture:

### References

Answers to some of the questions asked during lecture can be found here.

### Tests and Exercises

The following tests help to understand the lectures better, and to prepare for the exercises related to the different lectures:

A pdf with the exercises related to the lectures can be found here. <BR> Some of the exercises proposed can be "solved" or checked with Software.MadGraph / Software.MadEvent. <BR>

• Kinematics at the LHC: single particle quantities.
• Jets : Di-jet kinematics and rates in pp collisions.
• 3 Jets : Energy distributions in 3-jet events.
• Drell-Yan : Study the rapidity asymmetry at the Tevatron.

### Animations

• Familiarize with the code by generating a few processes in QED + QCD trying to guess which diagrams 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.

### MC101

For those interested in Monte Carlo techniques, here are some exercises:

• Write the simplest integration function based on the definition of average and error
• Importance sampling via an analytic transformation
• Von Neumann's rejection method : plain and improved
• Phase space for 1 -> n particles
• Vegas
• Top decay : comparison among the various methods
• qq -> tt production

All exercises are presented and solved this Mathematica Notebook: mc101.nb. Reference: Introduction to MC methods, by Stefan Weinzierl

-- Main.FabioMaltoni - 29 Aug 2008