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Simulation, signatures and backgrounds at the LHC – Johan Alwall

Date: Thu. April 16th, 2009, 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Location: Rockefeller 221

In the final lecture I will go into details of how to distinguish New Physics at the LHC. I introduce Monte Carlo simulation, the standard tool used for data mining at colliders, and then go on to describe different types of signatures we can expect from new physics, and the Standard Model backgrounds mimicking these signatures. I describe how precision simulation can be achieved, both for the Standard Model backgrounds and the New Physics signals, and present some of the simulation tools available in the community, before concluding the lecture series.

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