Stefan Prestel

Stefan Prestel

Associate Senior Lecturer

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My research is primarily focused on investigating the complex structure and consequences of interactions in particle physics. This requires a detailed understanding of the structure of unphysical divergences in perturbative Quantum Field Theory, and their connection to the factorization of long- and short-distance physics. Precision calculations of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), encoded into of Event Generator software, are an ideal tool to address these questions. At the same time, precision Event Generators provide crucial background assessment tools to the collider physics community. More concretely, I work on high-precision fixed-order calculations, their matching to parton showers, and on understanding the infrared structure of QCD through developing next-to-leading order parton showers. This has recently also led to a new perspective on hypothesis testing for high-energy physics data using Bayesian methods: Precision calculations are used to determine the likelihood of classifying data as either signal or background. The resulting hypothesis test can have extremely high fidelity, and could be applied to many high-energy physics analyses in the future.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Subatomic Physics


  • High Energy Physics
  • Quantum Chromodynamics
  • Event Generator


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  • MCnet-CTEQ Summer School

    Torbjörn Lundberg (Participant), Frank Siegert (Organiser), Stefan Gieseke (Organiser), Steffen Schumann (Organiser), Ann Durie (Organiser), Fred Olness (Organiser), Zack Sullivan (Organiser), Adam Takacs (Participant), Andrew Lifson (Participant), James Whitehead (Participant), Aron Mees van Kampen (Participant), Naomi Cooke (Participant), Rok Medves (Participant), Yehudi Simon (Participant), Michael Seymour (Invited speaker), Stefan Prestel (Invited speaker), Davison E. Soper (Invited speaker), Ingo Schienbein (Invited speaker), Valerio Bertone (Invited speaker), Stefan Höche (Invited speaker), Simon Plätzer (Invited speaker), Patrick Kirchgaesser (Contributor), Olivier Mattelaer (Contributor), Leif Lönnblad (Invited speaker), Nishita Desai (Contributor), Christian Gutschow (Contributor), Alexander Glazov (Invited speaker), Zoltán Nagy (Invited speaker), Smita Chakraborty (Contributor), Martin Habedank (Contributor), Antonio Ortiz Velasquez (Invited speaker), Zack Sullivan (Invited speaker), Jonathan Butterworth (Invited speaker), Marek Schönherr (Invited speaker), Ilkka Helenius (Contributor) & Bruce Mellado Garcia (Invited speaker)

    2021 Sep 52021 Sep 16

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop/ seminar/ course

  • Monte Carlo event simulation for the EIC

    Torbjörn Lundberg (Participant), E. C. Aschenauer (Organiser), Markus Diefenthaler (Organiser), Pavel Nadolsky (Organiser), Stefan Höche (Organiser), Stefan Prestel (Speaker), Leif Lönnblad (Speaker), Christian Bierlich (Speaker), Leif Gellersen (Participant), Abhay Deshpande (Speaker), Vaibhavi Gawas (Speaker), Mark Baker (Speaker), Anselm Vossen (Speaker), Timothy Hobbs (Speaker), Andrea Signori (Speaker), Petja Paakkinen (Speaker), Andy Buckley (Speaker), Yuri Kovchegov (Speaker), Ivan Vitev (Speaker), John Collins (Speaker), Adam Takacs (Participant), Alan Price (Participant), Bjoern Schenke (Participant), Cody B. Duncan (Participant), Davison E. Soper (Participant), Deepa Thomas (Participant), Enrico Bothmann (Participant), Frank Siegert (Participant), Fredrick Olness (Participant), Harsh Shah (Participant), Ilkka Helenius (Participant), Jonathan Butterworth (Participant), Marius Utheim (Participant), Olivier Mattelaer (Participant), Patrick Kirchgaesser (Participant), Philip Ilten (Participant), Simon Plätzer (Participant), Smita Chakraborty (Participant), Stephen Mrenna (Participant) & Torbjörn Sjöstrand (Participant)

    2021 Nov 182021 Nov 19

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop/ seminar/ course

  • Parton Showers and Resummation

    Torbjörn Lundberg (Participant), Andrzej Siódmok (Participant), Christian T Preuss (Speaker), Davison E. Soper (Speaker), Enrico Bothmann (Speaker), Frank Siegert (Participant), Gavin Bewick (Participant), Marek Schönherr (Participant), Aron Mees van Kampen (Speaker), Patrick Kirchgaesser (Participant), Rob Verheyen (Speaker), Rok Medves (Participant), Silvia Ferrario Ravasio (Speaker), Simon Plätzer (Speaker), Steffen Schumann (Participant), Torbjorn Sjostrand (Participant), Yehudi Simon (Participant), Zoltán Nagy (Participant), Stefan Prestel (Speaker) & Adam Takacs (Speaker)

    2021 May 252021 May 27

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop/ seminar/ course

  • Taming the accuracy of event generators (Part 2)

    Torbjörn Lundberg (Participant), Silvia Ferrario Ravasio (Organiser), Pier Monni (Organiser), Stefan Prestel (Organiser), Emanuele Re (Organiser), Peter Richardson (Organiser), Marek Schönherr (Organiser), Gavin Bewick (Participant), Cody B. Duncan (Participant), Leif Gellersen (Participant), Aleksas Mazeliauskas (Participant), Rok Medves (Participant), Zoltán Nagy (Participant), Peter Skands (Participant), Simon Plätzer (Speaker), Christian T Preuss (Speaker), Alan Price (Participant), Emanuele Re (Participant), Gavin P. Salam (Speaker), Steffen Schumann (Participant), Andrzej Siódmok (Speaker), Torbjörn Sjöstrand (Speaker), Aron Mees van Kampen (Participant), Robert Jan Verheyen (Speaker) & Bryan Webber (Participant)

    2021 Aug 232021 Aug 27

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop/ seminar/ course