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PYTHIA 6.4 physics and manual

Sjöstrand, Torbjörn LU ; Mrenna, S and Skands, Peter LU (2006) In Journal of High Energy Physics 5.
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The Pythia program can be used to generate high-energy-physics 'events', i.e. sets of outgoing particles produced in the interactions between two incoming particles. The objective is to provide as accurate as possible a representation of event properties in a wide range of reactions, within and beyond the Standard Model, with emphasis on those where strong interactions play a role, directly or indirectly, and therefore multihadronic final states are produced. The physics is then not understood well enough to give an exact description; instead the program has to be based on a combination of analytical results and various QCD-based models. This physics input is summarized here, for areas such as hard subprocesses, initial- and final-state... (More)
The Pythia program can be used to generate high-energy-physics 'events', i.e. sets of outgoing particles produced in the interactions between two incoming particles. The objective is to provide as accurate as possible a representation of event properties in a wide range of reactions, within and beyond the Standard Model, with emphasis on those where strong interactions play a role, directly or indirectly, and therefore multihadronic final states are produced. The physics is then not understood well enough to give an exact description; instead the program has to be based on a combination of analytical results and various QCD-based models. This physics input is summarized here, for areas such as hard subprocesses, initial- and final-state parton showers, underlying events and beam remnants, fragmentation and decays, and much more. Furthermore, extensive information is provided on all program elements: subroutines and functions, switches and parameters, and particle and process data. This should allow the user to tailor the generation task to the topics of interest. (Less)
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beyond, hadronic colliders, standard model, phenomenological models
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Journal of High Energy Physics
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1126-6708
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10.1088/1126-6708/2006/05/026
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  abstract     = {The Pythia program can be used to generate high-energy-physics 'events', i.e. sets of outgoing particles produced in the interactions between two incoming particles. The objective is to provide as accurate as possible a representation of event properties in a wide range of reactions, within and beyond the Standard Model, with emphasis on those where strong interactions play a role, directly or indirectly, and therefore multihadronic final states are produced. The physics is then not understood well enough to give an exact description; instead the program has to be based on a combination of analytical results and various QCD-based models. This physics input is summarized here, for areas such as hard subprocesses, initial- and final-state parton showers, underlying events and beam remnants, fragmentation and decays, and much more. Furthermore, extensive information is provided on all program elements: subroutines and functions, switches and parameters, and particle and process data. This should allow the user to tailor the generation task to the topics of interest.},
  author       = {Sjöstrand, Torbjörn and Mrenna, S and Skands, Peter},
  issn         = {1126-6708},
  keyword      = {beyond,hadronic colliders,standard model,phenomenological models},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Journal of High Energy Physics},
  title        = {PYTHIA 6.4 physics and manual},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1126-6708/2006/05/026},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2006},
}