Monte Carlo Generators for Low-Energy Physics: Tau decays
(Valencia U. and LNF)
Aula Seminari (LNF)
Any measurement of a physical quantity in particle physics is a
complicated process involving a Monte Carlo simulation of the detector response
to a physical signal. With the accuracy sought nowadays, the relation between a
theory and a measurement can be established at high precision only by providing
the experimental groups with Monte Carlo event generators simulating the
I will give a short overview on the work undertaken by the Working
Group on Radiative Corrections and MC Generators for Low Energies, that covers
fours main areas: R measurement either with direct scan or with Initial State
Radiation, Luminosiy and Tau.
After that, I will focus on our contributions to the hadronic matrix
elements for tau decays, that can improve this part of TAUOLA. Along the same
lines, we plan to tackle the study of hadronic final states in e+e-
annihilation, which may be of use for PHOKHARA.