LHC Olympics

olympic rings

olympic rings

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is planned to start running in 2007.  In order to help theorists to prepare themselves, the LHC Olympics are  currently underway. This is a “competition” to analyze simulated data from different models of new physics.  The simulated collisions have been put through a Pretty Good Simulator (PGS) to simulate the results from a LHC detector such as ATLAS or CMS. (By the way, PGS was written by John Conway of UC Davis.)  The idea is to get particle theorists thinking about what real data from the LHC will look like.

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