Confronting experimental data with heavy-ion models: Rivet for heavy ions

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The Rivet library is an important toolkit in particle physics, and serves as a repository for analysis data and code. It allows for comparisons between data and theoretical calculations of the final state of collision events. This paper outlines several recent additions and improvements to the framework to include support for analysis of heavy ion collision simulated data. The paper also presents examples of these recent developments and their applicability in implementing concrete physics analyses.


External organisations
  • Niels Bohr Institute
  • University of Glasgow
  • Monash University
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • CERN
  • Warsaw University of Technology
  • INFN Section of Torino
  • Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Subatomic Physics
  • Bioinformatics (Computational Biology)
Original languageEnglish
Article number485
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2020 May 29
Publication categoryResearch