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.


A preliminary release of the code, version 0.1, is now available.

Key results

The following articles describe some of the core steps in our development of the PanScales family of parton showers and of the tools and calculations for testing them:


Current members

Former members


All postdoctoral positions are currently filled, but please check back in Autumn 2024. We may also have PhD openings through our various institutions.


Core funding for the project comes from

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