Monte Carlo Tools
Given the current landscape in experimental high-energy physics,
these lectures are focused on applications of event generators
for hadron colliders like the Tevatron and LHC. Section 2 contains
a first overview of the physics picture and the generator landscape.
Thereafter section 3 describes the usage of matrix elements,
section 4 the important topics of initial- and final-state showers,
and section 5 how showers can be matched to different hard processes.
The issue of multiparton interactions and their role in mimimum-bias
and underlying-event physics is introduced in section 6, followed by
some comments on hadronization in section 7. The article concludes
with an outlook on the ongoing generator-development work in section 8.
LU TP 09-31