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HERWIG 6: an event generator for hadron emission reactions with interfering gluons (including supersymmetric processes)

Corcella, G.; Knowles, I.G.; Marchesini, G.; Moretti, S.; Odagiri, K.; Richardson, P.; Seymour, M.H.; Webber, B.R.


G. Corcella

I.G. Knowles

G. Marchesini

S. Moretti

K. Odagiri

M.H. Seymour

B.R. Webber


HERWIG is a general-purpose Monte Carlo event generator, which includes the simulation of hard lepton-lepton, lepton-hadron and hadron-hadron scattering and soft hadron-hadron collisions in one package. It uses the parton-shower approach for initial- and final-state QCD radiation, including colour coherence effects and azimuthal correlations both within and between jets. This article updates the description of HERWIG published in 1992, emphasising the new features incorporated since then. These include, in particular, the matching of first-order matrix elements with parton showers, a more correct treatment of heavy quark decays, and a wide range of new processes, including many predicted by the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model, with the option of R-parity violation. At the same time we offer a brief review of the physics underlying HERWIG, together with details of the input and control parameters and the output data, to provide a self-contained guide for prospective users of the program.


Corcella, G., Knowles, I., Marchesini, G., Moretti, S., Odagiri, K., Richardson, P., …Webber, B. (2001). HERWIG 6: an event generator for hadron emission reactions with interfering gluons (including supersymmetric processes). Journal of High Energy Physics, 2001(01), Article 10.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2001
Deposit Date Dec 13, 2006
Journal Journal of High Energy Physics
Print ISSN 1126-6708
Electronic ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2001
Issue 01
Article Number 10
Keywords Supersymmetric standard model, QCD, Phenomenological models, Hadronic colliders.