The LHC working groups provide a common forum for discussion among the LHC experiments and the theoretical physicists. Their goals include:
- to propose common standards for the interpretation and representation of the LHC results
- to discuss common systematics, e.g. those arising from the use of theory tools
- to combine/average LHC results
- to facilitate the validation and tuning of MC tools
LHC working groups are established by common agreement among the LHC experiments and the LPCC, from suggestions of the LHC experiments’ physics coordinators. Their members include experimental conveners, proposed by the experiments, and experts from the experiments and from the theory community.