Developments in MC Event Generator Tuning and Systematics

Buckley, A. (2011) Developments in MC Event Generator Tuning and Systematics. In: IEEE Nuclear Science Symposuim & Medical Imaging Conference, Knoxville, TN, USA, 30 Oct - 06 Nov 2010, pp. 161-166. ISBN 9781424491056 (doi: 10.1109/NSSMIC.2010.5873737)

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Activity in tuning of Monte Carlo event generator models to experimental data has been revitalised by the approach and arrival of data in a new energy regime, from the Large Hadron Collider experiments. The state of the art in MC tuning technology is the Professor toolkit, which is fundamentally based on bin-wise parameterisation of computationally intensive MC observables as a function of generator parameters: the parameterisation then acts as a CPU-efficient model of the generator, making tuning amenable to numerical minimisation. In this talk I summarise the Professor method and some of the tuning results obtained in response to LHC data, with an outlook upon the potential of the MC parameterisation method for improved estimation of uncertainties in MC tunes and predictions.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Buckley, Professor Andy
Authors: Buckley, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Published Online:13 June 2011

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