Testing new physics models with global comparisons to collider measurements: the Contur toolkit

Buckley, A. , Butterworth, J., Corpe, L., Habedank, M., Huang, D. and Yallup, D. (2021) Testing new physics models with global comparisons to collider measurements: the Contur toolkit. SciPost Physics Core, 4, 013. (doi: 10.21468/SciPostPhysCore.4.2.013)

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Measurements at particle collider experiments, even if primarily aimed at understanding Standard Model processes, can have a high degree of model independence, and implicitly contain information about potential contributions from physics beyond the Standard Model. The Contur package allows users to benefit from the hundreds of measurements preserved in the Rivet library to test new models against the bank of LHC measurements to date. This method has proven to be very effective in several recent publications from the Contur team, but ultimately, for this approach to be successful, the authors believe that the Contur tool needs to be accessible to the wider high energy physics community. As such, this manual accompanies the first user-facing version: Contur v2. It describes the design choices that have been made, as well as detailing pitfalls and common issues to avoid. The authors hope that with the help of this documentation, external groups will be able to run their own Contur studies, for example when proposing a new model, or pitching a new search.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Buckley, Professor Andy
Authors: Buckley, A., Butterworth, J., Corpe, L., Habedank, M., Huang, D., and Yallup, D.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Research Group:Particle Physics Experiment
Journal Name:SciPost Physics Core
ISSN (Online):2666-9366
Copyright Holders:Copyright © A. Buckley et al
First Published:First published in SciPost Physics Core 4:013
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
300337Innovative Network for Monte Carlo Event Generators for LHV PhysicsAndrew BuckleyEuropean Commission (EC)N/AP&S - Physics & Astronomy
300260New physics studies with heavy flavour at the LHCAndrew BuckleyThe Royal Society (ROYSOC)UF160548P&S - Physics & Astronomy