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 simulations with these generators.

The project asks questions such as:

Our hope is that the PanScales project will make it possible to extract more extensive information about the fundamental particles and interactions that make up our universe.

Key results

The following articles describe some of the core steps in our development of the PanScales family of parton showers:


Senior members


Doctoral students

Past members


All openings have currently been filled.


Core funding for the project comes from

Several other sources have also contributed to specific results, as detailed in individual papers.