The goal of the PanScales project is to deepen our understanding, and to improve, the core, parton shower, component of general purpose Monte Carlo event generators, the most widely used theoretical tools in particle physics. Almost every analysis of high-energy collider data relies on these simulations.
The project asks questions such as:
- What criteria should we be using to assess the scope and accuracy of parton showers?
- What accuracy is achieved by some given class of parton shower?
- Can we design parton showers with higher accuracies than is possible today?
- What are the phenomenological implications of our understanding of parton showers?
Our hope is that the the PanScales project will make it possible to extract more extensive information about the fundamental particles and interactions that make up our universe.
- Mrinal Dasgupta (University of Manchester)
- Frédéric Dreyer (University of Oxford)
- Keith Hamilton (University College London)
- Pier Monni (CERN)
- Gavin Salam (University of Oxford and All Souls College)
- Grégory Soyez (Institut de Physique Théorique, Saclay)
There will be openings for postdoctoral positions starting in autumn 2019 at
- the University of Oxford (two positions): apply through academicjobsonline.org, deadline 3 December 2018 at midday (UK time).
- the University of Manchester: apply through the Manchester job site, deadline 30 November 2018.
- University College London
Further information about application procedures and deadlines will follow soon.
Core funding for the project comes from
- The European Research Council (PanScales Advanced Grant, 788223)
- The Royal Society (Royal Society Research Professorship, RP\R1\180112)