Princeton LHC ILC Jadwin Hall

Monte Carlo Tools for Beyond the Standard Model Physics

Second Workshop

PRINCETON, MARCH 21-24, 2007


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This is a continuation of the First MC4BSM Workshop, held at Fermilab on March 20-21, 2006. The aim is to bring together theorists and experimentalists interested in developing and using Monte Carlo tools for Beyond the Standard Model Physics. Since a large number of excellent tools already exist for the study of low energy supersymmetry and the MSSM in particular, the MC4BSM workshops are focusing on tools for alternative TeV-scale physics models.

Note that this meeting is held in conjunction with the "LHC Olympics" and the Physics at the LHC workshop, also taking place at Princeton, March 21-24, 2007. There is joint registration for all three meetings.

The main goal of this second MC4BSM workshop is to produce concrete results in the form of Monte Carlo packages for new, non-SUSY physics models. The format of the workshop will evolve from that of the first meeting. To maximize efficiency and productivity, there will be less emphasis on the survey of models and general introductions. Instead, now more time will be devoted to the presentation of actual implementations of new models in the Monte Carlos, as follows:
  • Groups of workshop participants, "teams of writers", linked either geographically or through joint collaborations, will undertake to implement a certain new physics model of their choice. The teams will then be asked to
    • finish their implementation by the dates of the workshop
    • make a presentation at the workshop
    • about 1-2 weeks prior to the workshop, make a working version of their code publicly available to potential "testers" (see next item)
  • All workshop participants will be invited to act as "testers", i.e. try out the implementations and provide feedback.
  • The program of the workshop will consist of: reports from the teams of writers, reports from testers, and discussions on standardization and future directions
  • After completion of the workshop each team will be asked to produce a public web page where the corresponding code will be made available.
If you would like to set up a new team of writers for a specific project, please send an e-mail to the MC4BSM organisers. If you would like to be a tester, simply choose from the available menu of models.
Sponsored by NSF Organizing committee: Jay Hubisz, Konstantin Matchev, Stephen Mrenna, Maxim Perelstein, Peter Skands.
Local organizing committee: Herman Verlinde, Liantao Wang.
To contact the organizing committees send an e-mail to: