Northwest Terascale Research Projects: Modeling the underlying event and minimum bias events

Gabriel Hare's guide to the literature

  1. QCD:
    1. Ellis, Stirling, Webber; QCD and Collider Physics; Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology
    2. Donnachie, Dosch, Landschoff, Nachtmann; Pomeron Physics and QCD; Cambridge Monographs on Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Cosmology
    3. Gribov; The Theory of Complex Angular Momenta; Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics
    4. t'Hooft; A Planar Diagram Theory for Strong Interactions; Nuc. Phys. B, Volume 72, Pages 461-473
    5. Coleman; There Are No Classical Glueballs; Com. Math. Phys., Volume 55, Pages 113-116
  2. Generators:
    1. Sjöstrand, Morena, Skands; Pythia 6.4 Physics and Manual; hep-ph/0603175
    2. Corcella, Knowles, Marchesini, Moretti, Odagiri, Richardson, Seymour, Webber; Herwig 6.2 arXiv:0011363
    3. Engel; PhoJet Manual; I have a copy of the manual... but I don't know of a current download site. (PhoJet was the only pomeron/reggeon based model in common use at ATLAS when the Minimum Bias and Underlying Event measurements were made.)
  3. NLO in general:
    1. Stewart, Tackmann, Waalewijn; Factorization at the LHC: From PDFs to Initial State Jets; arXiv:0910.0467 (Introduces beam functions as a framework for corrections to PDFs.)
    2. Bauer, Tackmann, Thaler; GenEvA (I): A new framework for event generation; arXiv:0801.4026
  4. Experimental Results:
    1. Sjöstrand, Zjil; A multiple-interaction model for the event structure in hadron collisions; Phys, Rev, D., Volume 36, Pages 2019-2041 (This collects a number of early measurements that indicated the importance of MPI)
    2. Underlying event in hard interactions at the Fermilab Tevatron pp-bar collider; Phys. Rev. D, Volume 70, Pages 72002-72012
    3. Studying the underlying event in Drell-Yan and high transverse momentum jet production at the Tevatron; Phys. Rev. D., Volume 82, Pages 34001-34022
    4. CMS Collaboration; Charged particle multiplicities in pp interactions at Sqrt(s) = 0.9, 2.36, and 7 TeV; CERN-PH-EP-1020-048; arXiv:1011.5531
    5. ATLAS Collaboration; Charged-particle multiplicities in pp interactions measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC ; CERN-PH-EP-2010-079; arXiv:1012.5104
    6. ATLAS Collaboration; Studies of Diffractive Enhanced Minimum Bias Events in ATLAS; ATLAS-CONF-2010-048
    7. ATLAS Collaboration; Measurement of underlying event characteristics using charged particles in pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 900 GeV and 7 TeV with the ATLAS detector; CERN-PH-EP-2010-063; arXiv:1012.0791
  5. Measurement Suggestions:
    1. Cacciari, Salam, Sapeta; On the characterisation of the underlying event; FERMILAB-CONF-09-113-T arXiv:0912.4916
    2. Strikman; Transverse Nucleon Structure and Diagnostics of Hard Parton-Parton Processes at LHC; arXiv:1009.2559
  6. Tuning:
    1. Skands; The Perugia Tunes; FERMILAB-CONF-09-113-T; arXiv: 0905.3418
    2. Sherstnev, Thorne; Parton Distributions for LO Generators; arXiv:0711.2473 (Introduces the LO* PDFs which is used for ATLAS tunes)
    3. ATLAS Collaboration; ATLAS Monte Carlo tunes for MC09: ATL-PHYS-PUB-2010-002 (MC09 & MC09c tunes)
    4. ATLAS Collaboration; Charged particle multiplicities in pp interactions at Sqrt(s) = 0.9 and 7 TeV in a diffractive limited phase space measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC and a new pythia6 tune; ATL-CONF-2010-031 (AMBT1 tune of Pythia to Minimum Bias results)
    5. ATLAS Collaboration; First tuning of HERWIG/JIMMY to ATLAS data; ATL-PHYS-PUB-2010-014 (AUET1 tune of Herwig+Jimmy to Underlying Event results)

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Davison E. Soper
Institute of Theoretical Science
University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403 USA
soper@uoregon.edu