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Event generation with SHERPA 1.1
In this paper the current release of the Monte Carlo event generator Sherpa, version 1.1, is presented. Sherpa is a general-purpose tool for the simulation of particle collisions at high-energyExpand
Handbook of LHC Higgs cross sections: 4. Deciphering the nature of the Higgs sector
This Report summarizes the results of the activities of the LHC Higgs Cross Section Working Group in the period 2014-2016. The main goal of the working group was to present the state-of-the-art ofExpand
Comix, a new matrix element generator
We present a new tree-level matrix element generator, based on the color dressed Berends-Giele recursive relations. We discuss two new algorithms for phase space integration, dedicated to be usedExpand
QCD matrix elements and truncated showers
We derive an improved prescription for the merging of matrix elements with parton showers, extending the CKKW approach. A flavour-dependent phase space separation criterion is proposed. We show thatExpand
Matching Parton Showers and Matrix Elements
We compare different procedures for combining fixed-order tree-level matrix element generators with parton showers. We use the case of W-production at the Tevatron and the LHC to compare differentExpand
Drell-Yan lepton pair production at NNLO QCD with parton showers
We present a simple approach to combine NNLO QCD calculations and parton showers, based on the unlops technique. We apply the method to the computation of Drell-Yan lepton-pair production at theExpand
Left-handed W bosons at the LHC
The production of W bosons in association with jets is an important background to new physics at the LHC. Events in which the W carries large transverse momentum and decays leptonically lead to largeExpand
The Tools and Monte Carlo working group : Summary Report
This is the summary and introduction to the proceedings contributions for the Les Houches 2009 “Tools and Monte Carlo” working group. Expand
Hard photon production and matrix-element parton-shower merging
We present a Monte Carlo approach to prompt-photon production, where photons and QCD partons are treated democratically. The photon fragmentation function is modeled by an interleavedExpand
SHERPA 1., a proof-of-concept version
The new multipurpose event-generation framework SHERPA, acronym for Simulation for High-Energy Reactions of PArticles, is presented. It is entirely written in the object-oriented programming languageExpand