Robust independent validation of experiment and theory: RIVET version 3

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First released in 2010, the RIVET library forms an important repository for analysis code, facilitating comparisons between measurements of the final state in particle collisions and theoretical calculations of those final states. We give an overview of RIVET’s current design and implementation, its uptake for analysis preservation and physics results, and summarise recent developments including propagation of MC systematic-uncertainty weights, heavy-ion and ep physics, and systems for detector emulation. In addition, we provide a short user guide that supplements and updates the RIVET user manual.


  • Christian Bierlich
  • Andy Buckley
  • Jonathan Butterworth
  • Christian Holm Christensen
  • Louie Corpe
  • David Grellscheid
  • Jan Fiete Grosse-Oetringhaus
  • Christian Gütschow
  • Przemyslaw Karczmarczyk
  • Jochen Klein
  • Leif Lönnblad
  • Christopher Samuel Pollard
  • Peter Richardson
  • Holger Schulz
  • Frank Siegert
External organisations
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University of Glasgow
  • University College London
  • University of Bergen
  • CERN
  • Warsaw University of Technology
  • INFN Section of Torino
  • German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)
  • Durham University
  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Dresden University of Technology
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Article number026
JournalSciPost Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication categoryResearch