Modelling hadronic interactions in HEP MC generators
1 Theory Unit, CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
2 School of Physics and Astronomy, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
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Published online: 4 August 2015
HEP event generators aim to describe high-energy collisions in full exclusive detail. They combine perturbative matrix elements and parton showers with dynamical models of less well-understood phenomena such as hadronization, diffraction, and the so-called underlying event. We briefly summarise some of the main concepts relevant to the modelling of soft/inclusive hadron interactions in MC generators, in particular PYTHIA, with emphasis on questions recently highlighted by LHC data.
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