LHC Olympics Black Box Webpage
Here are the two new black box data sets. Both black boxes contain new physics
signals without SM background, and are based on a total integrated luminosity
of about 20 fb-1. Black Box A is designed to be somewhat easier.
Blackbox C contains a signal plus SM background. |
have been generated in three steps.
First, matrix elements are calculated to obtain the rate for the particular short-distance production process.
The short distance physics is then evolved to long-distance physics, accounting for jet formation, tau decays, etc.
For these blackboxes, this is done with Pythia 6.4.
As the final step, the resulting long distance state
is run through the PGS detector simulation program, written by John Conway.
For more detailed explanations and updated discussions, please go to
the LHCO wiki .
The login for the wiki
is "olympian" and password is "blackbox."
A simple Mathematica notebook, made with the user friendly
Chameleon package, with a couple of basic plots for
black box B, is found
For beginning LHCO participants, a good place to start is to make a similar notebook
for black box A, and then think of more plots you would like to add yourself!
It should be noted that the version 4 of PGS used to generate the above boxes is still in its beta-testing stages, and users might expect to see (hopefully at most
modifications of the boxes in the future as updates become available. To keep apprised of possible updates to the boxes, please put your e-mail address on the
notification list. It is also advisable to check
for announcements periodically.