Monte Carlo tuning and generator validation

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Buckley, Andy
Hoeth, Hendrik
Lacker, Heiko
Schulz, Holger
von Seggern, Eike
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We present the Monte Carlo generator tuning strategy followed, and the tools developed, by the MCnet CEDAR project. We also present new tuning results for the Pythia 6.4 event generator which are based on event shape and hadronisation observables from e+e- experiments, and on underlying event and minimum bias data from the Tevatron. Our new tunes are compared to existing tunes and to Peter Skands' new "Perugia" tunes.
Comment: Talk given by Hendrik Hoeth at the First International Workshop on Multiple Partonic Interactions at the LHC, "MPI@LHC'08", Perugia, Italy, 27-31 Oct 2008
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High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
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