Catfish: A Monte Carlo Simulator for Black Holes at the LHC
We present a new Fortran Monte Carlo generator to simulate black hole events at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. The generator interfaces to the PYTHIA Monte Carlo fragmentation code. The physics of the BH generator includes, but not limited to, inelasticity effects, exact field emissivities, corrections to semiclassical black hole evaporation and gravitational energy loss at formation. These features are essential to realistically reconstruct the detector response and test different models of black hole formation and decay at the LHC.
M. Cavaglia et al., "Catfish: A Monte Carlo Simulator for Black Holes at the LHC," Computer Physics Communications, vol. 177, no. 6, pp. 506 - 517, Elsevier, Sep 2007.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpc.2007.05.011
United States. Department of Energy
Keywords and Phrases
Energy dissipation; Evaporation; Field emission; FORTRAN (programming language); Mathematical models; Monte Carlo methods; Simulators, Black holes; Extra dimensions; Hadron colliders, Stars
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01 Sep 2007
This work was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy contract DEFG05-91ER40622.