High-energy-physics event generation with Pythia 6.1

Published: 1 April 2001| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/7n4scswrbm.1
Torbjörn Sjöstrand, Patrik Edén, Christer Friberg, Leif Lönnblad, Gabriela Miu, Stephen Mrenna, Emanuel Norrbin


Abstract Pythia version 6 represents a merger of the Pythia 5, Jetset 7 and SPythia programs, with many improvements. It can be used to generate high-energy-physics ‘events’, i.e. sets of outgoing particles produced in the interactions between two incoming particles. The objective is to provide as accurate as possible a representation of event properties in a wide range of reactions. The underlying physics is not understood well enough to give an exact description; the programs therefore contain a com... Title of program: PYTHIA V6.154 Catalogue Id: ACTU_v2_0 [ADNN] Nature of problem High-energy collisions between elementary particles normally give rise to complex final states, with large multiplicities of hadrons, leptons, neutrinos and photons. The relation between these final states and the underlying physics description is not a simple one, for two main reasons. Firstly, we do not even in principle have a complete understanding of the physics. Secondly, any analytical approach is made intractable by the large multiplicities. Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ACTU_v1_0; PYTHIA 5.7 AND JETSET 7.4; 10.1016/0010-4655(94)90132-5 ACTU_v2_0; PYTHIA V6.154; 10.1016/S0010-4655(00)00236-8 ACTU_v2_1; PYTHIA Version number: 6.420; 10.1016/j.cpc.2009.08.008 ACTU_v3_0; Pythia 8.1; 10.1016/j.cpc.2008.01.036 ACTU_v4_0; Pythia 8.2; 10.1016/j.cpc.2015.01.024 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)



Computational Physics, Elementary Particles