Apprentice for Event Generator Tuning
1 Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL 60439
2 Department of Computer Science, Durham University, South Road, Durham DH1 3LE, UK
3 Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL 60510
4 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720
Published online: 23 August 2021
APPRENTICE is a tool developed for event generator tuning. It contains a range of conceptual improvements and extensions over the tuning tool Professor. Its core functionality remains the construction of a multivariate analytic surrogate model to computationally expensive Monte-Carlo event generator predictions. The surrogate model is used for numerical optimization in chi-square minimization and likelihood evaluation. Apprentice also introduces algorithms to automate the selection of observable weights to minimize the effect of mis-modeling in the event generators. We illustrate our improvements for the task of MC-generator tuning and limit setting.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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