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Leif Lönnblad

Professor of Theoretical Physics

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High-energy-physics event generation with PYTHIA 6.1

Author

  • Torbjörn Sjöstrand
  • Patrik Edén
  • Christer Friberg
  • Leif Lönnblad
  • Gabriela Miu
  • Stephen Mrenna
  • Emanuel Norrbin

Summary, in English

Pythia version 6 represents a merger of the Pythia 5, Jetset 7 and SPythia programs, with many improvements. It 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. The underlying physics is not understood well enough to give an exact description; the programs therefore contain a combination of analytical results and various models. The emphasis in this article is on new aspects, but a few words of general introduction are included. Further documentation is available on the web.

Department/s

  • Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics

Publishing year

2001-04-01

Language

English

Pages

238-259

Publication/Series

Computer Physics Communications

Volume

135

Issue

2

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

Elsevier

Topic

  • Subatomic Physics

Keywords

  • Event generators
  • Multiparticle production

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0010-4655