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Ruth Pöttgen

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Modelling and computational improvements to the simulation of single vector-boson plus jet processes for the ATLAS experiment


  • G. Aad
  • T.P.A. Åkesson
  • E.E. Corrigan
  • C. Doglioni
  • J. Geisen
  • E. Hansen
  • V. Hedberg
  • G. Jarlskog
  • B. Konya
  • E. Lytken
  • K.H. Mankinen
  • C. Marcon
  • J.U. Mjörnmark
  • G.A. Mullier
  • R. Poettgen
  • N.D. Simpson
  • E. Skorda
  • O. Smirnova
  • L. Zwalinski

Summary, in English

This paper presents updated Monte Carlo configurations used to model the production of single electroweak vector bosons (W, Z/γ∗) in association with jets in proton-proton collisions for the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider. Improvements pertaining to the electroweak input scheme, parton-shower splitting kernels and scale-setting scheme are shown for multi-jet merged configurations accurate to next-to-leading order in the strong and electroweak couplings. The computational resources required for these set-ups are assessed, and approximations are introduced resulting in a factor three reduction of the per-event CPU time without affecting the physics modelling performance. Continuous statistical enhancement techniques are introduced by ATLAS in order to populate low cross-section regions of phase space and are shown to match or exceed the generated effective luminosity. This, together with the lower per-event CPU time, results in a 50% reduction in the required computing resources compared to a legacy set-up previously used by the ATLAS collaboration. The set-ups described in this paper will be used for future ATLAS analyses and lay the foundation for the next generation of Monte Carlo predictions for single vector-boson plus jets production. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]. © 2022, The Author(s).


  • Particle and nuclear physics
  • eSSENCE: The e-Science Collaboration

Publishing year





Journal of High Energy Physics





Document type

Journal article




  • Subatomic Physics


  • Hadron-Hadron Scattering




  • ISSN: 1029-8479