Monte Carlo event generators for high energy particle physics event simulation

Andy Buckley (Editor), Frank Krauss (Editor), Simon Platzer (Editor), Michael H. Seymour (Editor), Simone Alioli, Jeppe Andersen, Johannes Bellm, Jonathan Butterworth, Mrinal Dasgupta, Claude Duhr, Stefano Frixione, Stefan Gieseke, Keith Hamilton, Gavin Hesketh, Stefan Hoche, Hannes Jung, Wolfgang Kilian, Leif Lonnblad, Fabio Maltoni, Michelangelo L ManganoStephen Mrenna, Zoltan Nagy, Paolo Nason, Emily Nurse, Thorsten Ohl, Carlo Oleari, Andreas Papaefstathiou, Tilman Plehn, Stefan Prestel, Emanuele Re, Juergen Reuter, Peter J Richardson, Gavin Salam, Marek Schonherr, Steffen Schumann, Frank Siegert, Andrzej Siodmok, Malin Sjodahl, Torbjorn Sjostrand, Peter Skands, Davison Soper, Gregory Soyez, Bryan R Webber

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Monte Carlo event generators (MCEGs) are the indispensable workhorses of particle physics, bridging the gap between theoretical ideas and first-principles calculations on the one hand, and the complex detector signatures and data of the experimental community on the other hand. All collider physics experiments are dependent on simulated events by MCEG codes such as Herwig, Pythia, Sherpa, POWHEG, and MG5_aMC@NLO to design and tune their detectors and analysis strategies. The development of MCEGs is overwhelmingly driven by a vibrant community of academics at European Universities, who also train the next generations of particle phenomenologists. The new challenges posed by possible future collider-based experiments and the fact that the first analyses at Run II of the LHC are now frequently limited by theory uncertainties urge the community to invest into further theoretical and technical improvements of these essential tools. In this short contribution to the European Strategy Update, we briefly review the state of the art, and the further developments that will be needed to meet the challenges of the next generation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceeedings
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2019
EventCERN Council Open Symposium on the Update of: European Strategy for Particle Physics, 2019 - Granada Conference Centre (Palacio de Congresos de Granada), Granada, Spain
Duration: 13 May 201916 May 2019


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