Jul 1 – 4, 2009
Lund, Sweden
Europe/London timezone


The school will provide a four day course of training in the physics and techniques used in modern Monte Carlo event generators via a series of lectures and practical sessions. The school is aimed at advanced doctoral students and young postdocs.

The school will be based around a core lecture series on event generator physics to be given by Frank Krauss. The theme of the rest of the programme will be heavy quarks and jets. There will be lectures on the general theory of heavy quark production by Eric Laenen, and special lectures on the top quark mass by Andre Hoang and jet definitions by Matteo Cacciari. There will also be lectures by Paolo Nason on matrix element/parton shower matching techniques. Furthermore there will be presentations by students who have been involved in the MCnet program of short-term fellowships, and there will be a special lecture by Carsten Peterson on the use of Monte Carlo techniques in Biophysics.

The school is funded by the MCnet Marie-Curie research training network. The registration fee for all students will be paid by the MCnet network, but most students are expected to pay for their own travel and hotelroom. A number of bursaries to cover all or part of the travel and hotel costs are available. These will be awarded to participants from Less-Favoured Regions and New Member States of the EU and on a case-by-case basis according to need for other participants

Local Organizing committee:
Hendrik Hoeth, Leif Lönnblad, Torbjorn Sjöstrand.