PYTHIA 6.4 Physics and Manual

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The Pythia program can be used to generate high-energy-physics ''events'', i.e. sets of outgoing particles produced in the interactions between two incoming particles. The objective is to provide as accurate as possible a representation of event properties in a wide range of reactions, within and beyond the Standard Model, with emphasis on those where strong interactions play a role, directly or indirectly, and therefore multihadronic final states are produced. The physics is then not understood well enough to give an exact description; instead the program has to be based on a combination of analytical results and various QCD-based models. This ... continued below

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Sjostrand, Torbjorn; /Lund U., Dept. Theor. Phys.; Mrenna, Stephen; Skands, Peter & /Fermilab March 1, 2006.

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The Pythia program can be used to generate high-energy-physics ''events'', i.e. sets of outgoing particles produced in the interactions between two incoming particles. The objective is to provide as accurate as possible a representation of event properties in a wide range of reactions, within and beyond the Standard Model, with emphasis on those where strong interactions play a role, directly or indirectly, and therefore multihadronic final states are produced. The physics is then not understood well enough to give an exact description; instead the program has to be based on a combination of analytical results and various QCD-based models. This physics input is summarized here, for areas such as hard subprocesses, initial- and final-state parton showers, underlying events and beam remnants, fragmentation and decays, and much more. Furthermore, extensive information is provided on all program elements: subroutines and functions, switches and parameters, and particle and process data. This should allow the user to tailor the generation task to the topics of interest.

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  • Journal Name: JHEP 0605:026,2006; Journal Volume: 06; Journal Issue: 05

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Sjostrand, Torbjorn; /Lund U., Dept. Theor. Phys.; Mrenna, Stephen; Skands, Peter & /Fermilab. PYTHIA 6.4 Physics and Manual, article, March 1, 2006; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc874354/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.