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The Vincia Parton Shower

Research paper by Walter T. Giele, Lisa Hartgring, David A. Kosower, Eric Laenen, Andrew J. Larkoski, Juan J. Lopez-Villarejo, Mathias Ritzmann, Peter Skands

Indexed on: 03 Jul '13Published on: 03 Jul '13Published in: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology



Abstract

We summarize recent developments in the VINCIA parton shower. After a brief review of the basics of the formalism, the extension of VINCIA to hadron collisions is sketched. We then turn to improvements of the efficiency of tree-level matching by making the shower history unique and by incorporating identified helicities. We conclude with an overview of matching to one-loop matrix elements.