Monte Carlo Tools for Beyond the Standard Model Physics



MC4BSM: This series of mini-workshops aims to gather together theorists and experimentalists interested in developing and using Monte Carlo tools for Beyond the Standard Model Physics in an attempt to be prepared for the analysis of data focusing on the Large Hadron Collider. Since a large number of excellent tools already exist for the study of low energy supersymmetry and the MSSM in particular, this workshop will instead focus on tools for alternative TeV-scale physics models. The main goals of the workshop are:
  • To survey what is available. To provide feedback on user experiences with Monte Carlo tools for BSM.
  • To identify promising models (or processes) for which the tools have not yet been constructed and start filling up these gaps.
  • To propose ways to streamline the process of going from models to events, i.e. to make the process more user-friendly so that more people can get involved and perform serious collider studies outside of the MSSM.

We envision small but intensive workshops with a small number of talks and ample time for discussions between model builders, Monte Carlo experts, and experimentalists interested in exotics searches at the Tevatron and the LHC.

9th workshop: MAY 18-21 2015 at FERMILAB (an LPC-Theory group workshop)

Organizing committee: Robin Erbacher, Christophe Grojean, Roni Harnik, Mike Hildreth, Boaz Klima, Sudhir Malik, Konstantin Matchev, Stephen Mrenna, Meenakshi Narain, Maxim Perelstein, Peter Skands

8th workshop: MAY 19-23, 2014 (IBS, DAEJEON)

Organizing committee: Kiwoon Choi (co-chair), Asesh K Datta, Christophe Grojean, Seung J. Lee (co-chair), Sungwon Lee, Konstantin Matchev, Mihoko Nojiri, Maxim Perelstein, Peter Skands

7th workshop: APR 18-20, 2013 (DESY, HAMBURG)

Organizing committee: Christophe Grojean, Konstantin Matchev, Maxim Perelstein, Juergen Reuter, Thomas Schoerner-Sadenius, Peter Skands, Andreas Weiler

6th workshop: MAR 22-24, 2012 (CORNELL)

Organizing committee: Christophe Grojean, Jay Hubisz, Konstantin Matchev, Stephen Mrenna, Maxim Perelstein, Anders Ryd, Peter Skands.

5th workshop: APR 14-16, 2010 (NBI, COPENHAGEN)

Organizing committee: Poul Henrik Damgaard, Christophe Grojean, Peter Hansen, Jørgen Beck Hansen, Rasmus Mackeprang, Konstantin Matchev, Stephen Mrenna, Maxim Perelstein, Peter Skands.

4th workshop: APRIL 3-4, 2009 (UC DAVIS)

Organizing committee: Hsin-Chia Cheng, Christophe Grojean, Konstantin Matchev, Stephen Mrenna, Maxim Perelstein, Peter Skands.

3rd workshop: MARCH 10-11, 2008 (CERN)

Organizing committee: Georges Azuelos, Christophe Grojean, Jay Hubisz, Borut Kersevan, Joe Lykken, Fabio Maltoni, Konstantin Matchev, Filip Moortgat, Stephen Mrenna, Maxim Perelstein, Peter Skands, James Wells.

2nd workshop: MARCH 21-24, 2007 (PRINCETON)

Organizing committee: Jay Hubisz, Konstantin Matchev, Stephen Mrenna, Maxim Perelstein, Peter Skands.

1st workshop: MARCH 20-21, 2006 (FERMILAB)

Organizing Committee: Marcela Carena, Mu Chun Chen, Bogdan Dobrescu, Chris Hill, Jay Hubisz, Joe Lykken, Konstantin Matchev, Stephen Mrenna, Maxim Perelstein, Jose Santiago, Peter Skands.