22-25 January 2019
Institut des Sciences de la Vie (ISV)
Europe/Brussels timezone

Recursive Matrix-Element Corrections in the Vincia Helicity Shower

25 Jan 2019, 09:40
Salle Carnoy B059 (Institut des Sciences de la Vie (ISV))

Salle Carnoy B059

Institut des Sciences de la Vie (ISV)



Andrew Lifson (Lund University)


The Vincia antenna shower is a plugin to Pythia which allows for multiple matrix-element corrections (MECs), as well as systematic shower uncertainty estimates. In this talk I will discuss the former, with a particular emphasis on how we used maximally-helicity-violating (MHV) amplitudes for the MECs. Finally, I will show a new ATLAS result for gluon splitting to b quarks which appears to prefer Vincia's ME-corrected shower to the standard event generators.

Primary author

Andrew Lifson (Lund University)


Presentation Materials