The LHC and Collision Simulations

  • Priscila de AquinoEmail author
Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)


The Large Hadron Collider (or LHC for short) was built to collide protons at a very high center-of-mass energy, in order to test predictions of different theories in particle physics and to confirm the existence of the Higgs boson. For the comparison between experimental data against theory predictions, simulations play a crucial role. In this chapter, we present an overview of both the LHC itself and methods used to simulate events at hadron colliders.


Large Hadron Collider Transverse Momentum Hadron Collider Compact Muon Solenoid Parton Shower 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of theoretical physicsKatholieke Universiteit LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  2. 2.Center of Particle Physics and CosmologyUniversité catholique de LouvainLeuvenBelgium

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