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MCnet Marie Curie Research Training Network for Monte Carlo event generator –development –validation and tuning Approved for four years from 1 st Jan 2007.

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1 MCnet Marie Curie Research Training Network for Monte Carlo event generator –development –validation and tuning Approved for four years from 1 st Jan 2007

2 MCnet CERN Durham (incl. Cambridge) Userlink Karlsruhe (incl. Krakow) Lund Mike Seymour Torbjörn Sjöstrand Alberto Ribon Peter Richardson Frank Krauss Bryan Webber Stefan Gieseke Leif Lönnblad Torbjörn Sjöstrand Jon Butterworth Mark Gibbs Paolo Nason Paula Eerola Beate Heinemann Lars Sonnenschein Andrzej Siodmok Tanju Gleisberg Stefan Hoeche Steffen Schumann Jan Winter Martyn Gigg David Grellscheid Keith Hamilton Seyi Latunde-Dada Sasha Sherstnev Jonathan Tully Simon Plaetzer Manuel Baehr Phil Stephens Nils Lavesson Andy Buckley Paula Eerola Beate Heinemann Ian Hinchliffe James Monk Filip Moortgat Steve Mrenna Paolo Nason Emily Nurse Patrick Robbe Peter Skands Ben Waugh Mike Whalley Matthew Wing

3 MCnet CEDAR PYTHIA Herwig SHERPA ThePEG Ariadne Jon Butterworth Lars Sonnenschein Andy Buckley James Monk Emily Nurse Ben Waugh Mike Whalley Torbjörn Sjöstrand Steve Mrenna Peter Skands Frank Krauss Tanju Gleisberg Stefan Hoeche Steffen Schumann Jan Winter Leif Lönnblad Nils Lavesson Peter Richardson Bryan Webber Mike Seymour Alberto Ribon Stefan Gieseke Andrzej Siodmok Martyn Gigg David Grellscheid Keith Hamilton Seyi Latunde-Dada Sasha Sherstnev Jonathan Tully Simon Plaetzer Manuel Baehr Phil Stephens Paula Eerola Beate Heinemann Ian Hinchliffe Filip Moortgat Paolo Nason Patrick Robbe Matthew Wing

4 MCnet objectives Training: To train a large section of the user base in the physics and techniques of event generators To train the next generation of event generator developers Through Research: To develop the next generation of event generators intended for use throughout the lifetimes of the LHC and ILC experiments To play a central role in the analysis of early LHC data and the discovery of new particles and interactions there To extract the maximum potential from existing data to constrain the modeling of the data from the LHC and other future experiments.

5 MCnet main activities January 2007 Four postdoc positions Two joint studentships (Karlsruhe–Durham, Durham–UCL) Annual School (YETI-like) Two annual meetings CERN, summer with school) Annual programme of residentships: short term studentships held by experimental and theoretical users –Mechanism for enhanced user support Networking –Travel and visitor money –Web site (www.montecarlonet.org) in 2008–2010 Usually 3–4 months, maximum 6 months

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7 MCnet in figures Budget: 1.8Meuro Annual schools: 4 (~50 students each) Postdoc positions: 4 Long-term studentships: 2 Short-term studentships: 4 months each Visitor budget: 84keuro Travel budget: 96keuro Start date: 1 st January 2007 First School: Easter 2007, Durham Residencies: First call: Summer 2007 Start date: 1 st January 2008


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