DescriptionThe goal of this project is to test and validate the Sherpa and Blackhat software for particle physics phenomenology at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and to perform studies which are directly applicable to physics analyses in the LHC experiments ATLAS and CMS. Sherpa is a complete Monte-Carlo event generation framework for collider experiments. Hard scattering events are simulated using perturbative QCD at the leading or the next-to-leading order with the help of BlackHat. QCD Resummation is implemented by an in-house parton shower model based on the dipole factorization approach. Hadronization is performed in a cluster model and a complete hadron decay simulation is included in the program. BlackHat is a program library to compute virtual corrections in perturbative QCD based on generalized unitarity methods. It is used to produce particle-level cross sections for phenomenologically relevant signal and background reactions of high particle multiplicity at the Large Hadron Collider. Recent progress achieved with the combination of BlackHat and Sherpa is described at
DepartmentTheory Group
Sponsor Virtual OrganizationOSG
Principal Investigator
Stefan Hoeche
Field Of ScienceHigh Energy Physics