A Research Training Network (RTN) funded by the European Community's Sixth Framework Programme
MCnet is a Marie Curie Research Training Network supported by the European Community's Sixth Framework Programme. The network contract (MRTN-CT-2006-035506) was concluded between the European Commission and the consortium on 1st January 2007 with duration of 48 months. The network is dedicated to developing the next generation of Monte Carlo event generators and providing training of a wide selection of its user base, particularly through funded short-term 'residencies' and Annual Schools. Monte Carlo event generators are central to high energy particle physics. They are used by almost all experimental collaborations to plan their experiments and analyze their data, and by theorists to simulate the complex final states of the fundamental interactions that may signal the presence of new physics. This network includes all authors of current general purpose event generators, and the main objectives are:
- to train a large section of our user base, using short-term residences of Early Stage Researchers and annual highlevel schools on the physics and techniques of event generators;
- to train the next generation of event generator authors through dedicated studentships and a small number of focused Experienced Researcher contract positions;
- to develop the next generation of event generators intended for use throughout the LHC data analysis era and well into the ILC era;
- to play a central rôle in the analysis of early LHC data and the discovery of new particles and interactions there.
The IPPP coordinator for MCnet is Peter Richardson
The web page for MCnet is here