MCPLOTS release

MCPLOTS is a new cern-based website for Monte Carlo comparisons, intended as a simple browsable repository of plots comparing HEP event generators to a wide variety of available experimental data, mainly based on the RIVET analysis tool.

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Apart from individual plots contained in papers and presentations, there has so far not been any central database where people can quickly see how tune X of version Y of generator Z looks on distribution D. The idea with mcplots is to provide such a repository. A first public version of the site was unveiled at the LHC UE/MB working group meeting last week at CERN. The contents so far span min-bias, underlying events, jets, Drell-Yan, and LEP distributions, showing the Herwig++, Pythia 6, Pythia 8, Sherpa, and Vincia generators. More plots, generators, and tunes are constantly being added, so check back or write the developers if you don't find what you're looking for. The site is developed as a collaboration between CERN TH, MCnet, CERN's Generator Services Project, and the LPCC.

Support is available to fund short-term stays at CERN to incorporate new analyses, new tools, or other new features on the site. Write to P. Skands ( if you are interested in this possibility.


Forthcoming events

Next 2 weeks

Beyond 2 weeks

08/18/2014 || 14:00 => 08/22/2014 || 13:00

International Symposium on Very High Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions, August 18-22, Main Auditorium. This year event focuses on the synergy among studies of the LHC data and the modeling of the interations of the highest energy cosmic rays.

LHC forward physics WG
09/23/2014 || 09:00 => 09/23/2014 || 18:00

Open meeting of the WG. Agenda tba.

Quarkonium 2014
11/10/2014 || 14:00 => 11/14/2014 || 18:00

10th edition of the International Workshop on Heavy Quarkonium. November 11-14, Filtration Plant.

LHC Forward Physics WG
11/17/2014 || 14:00 => 11/18/2014 || 18:00

Open meeting of the WG. Agenda tba.