Andy Buckley, Hendrik Hoeth, Holger Schulz, Jan Eike von Seggern
Monte Carlo event generator validation and tuning for the LHC


We summarise the motivation for, and the status of, the tools developed by CEDAR/MCnet for validating and tuning Monte Carlo event generators for the LHC against data from previous colliders. We then present selected preliminary results from studies of event shapes and hadronisation observables from e+e- colliders, and of minimum bias and underlying event observables from the Tevatron, and comment on the approach needed with early LHC data to best exploit the potential for new physics discoveries at the LHC in the next few years.

LU TP 09-19