The virtual collider programs we run

Following a post on our forums, we here give a brief introduction to each of the physics simulation packages we run. They are essentially competing models for describing the same physics, placing emphasis on different aspects. Accordingly, each is based on slightly different approximations, and originate in slightly different research communities. Translating the quantum-field theoretical principles, approximations, and computer implementations, on a short web page, is of course not that easy, so please forgive us if the explanations do not go all the way. We hope at least they go some way, to explaining what the codes are. We list them here alphabetically:

Alpgen

Comix.

Epos.

Herwig.

Sherpa.

Phojet.

Pythia 6.

Pythia 8.

Vincia.