The 2018 MCnet Summer School on Monte Carlo Event Generators for the Large Hadron Collider will be held at Monash University's Prato campus, located in the Vai Palace in the historical centre of Prato, Italy (about 20 mins from Florence), with arrival on Sunday July 22nd and departure on Friday (afternoon) July 27th 2018. Convenient airports include Florence, Pisa, and Bologna.

The school provides a five day course of training in the physics and techniques used in modern Monte Carlo event generators via a series of lectures, practical sessions, and discussions with event-generator authors. The school is aimed at advanced doctoral students and young postdocs.

Our core sessions comprise a series of introductory lectures on the physics of event generators, further lectures on a wider range of associated topics, a series of hands-on tutorials using all of the MCnet event generators for LHC physics, and evening discussion sessions with Monte Carlo authors. The full list of lectures is:

  • Introduction to event generators 
    - Stefan Gieseke (KIT)
  • Measurements and Monte Carlo 
    - TBA
  • From Lagrangians to Events 
    - TBA
  • Matching and Merging 
    - Keith Hamilton (UCL)
  • Showers and Resummation 
    - Mike Seymour (U of Manchester)
  • Heavy-Ion Modelling 
    - Leif Lönblad (Lund U)
  • Industrial Applications 
    - TBA

The school does not charge a participation fee. However, the participant's home institute must still agree to cover travel, local accommodation, and meals expenses (apart from lunches which are provided by the school). A small number of bursaries are available for students in need. Places are limited.

Applications must be received by 1st of April 2018. Bursary decisions will be made after that date - students that have an urgent need for earlier information on acceptance should contact the organisers.

Further details including application procedures can be found at the school homepage.


Link to the school homepage.