QCD Parton Shower Simulations: How to raise their predictive power

Who: Frank Siegert (TU Dresden)
When: Monday, February 27, 2017 at 14:15
Where: The CP³ meeting room

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After an introduction to Monte Carlo event generators, I will focus the first part of the lecture on the basic construction principles of a parton shower cascade. On that basis we will then explore, how state-of-the-art Monte Carlo generators are improved by including exact fixed-order calculations within the parton shower resummation. Various approaches will be discussed and their effects and differences exemplified in predictions for several collider processes.