The school will provide a three day course of training in the physics and techniques used in modern Monte Carlo event generators via a series of lectures and practical sessions. We aim to build on the success of the IPPP's YETI schools and provide a thorough introduction to the physics of Monte Carlo event generators in order to help students understand the use of these programs in modern particle physics.
The school will be based around a core lecture series on event generator physics to be given by Professor Bryan Webber. In preparation for the first year of LHC data taking the theme of the rest of the programme will be underlying event and small-x physics. There will be lectures on both experimental studies of the underlying event by Professor Rick Field and additional lectures on theoretical approaches to modelling the underlying event. The lecture programme will be supported by practical computer sessions and evening discussion sessions with the lecturers. In addition there will be lectures to illustrate how event generators have been used in real experimental analysis and how Monte Carlo techniques can be applied outside of particle physics.
The school is funded by the MCnet Marie-Curie research training network. The network will cover the local expenses of the participants. In addition a number of bursaries towards travel costs are available. These will be awarded to participants from less-favoured regions and new member states of the EU and on a case-by-case basis according to need for other participants
Local Organizing committee: Andy Buckley, David Grellscheid, Frank Krauss, Keith Hamilton, & Peter Richardson.