Catfish: A Monte Carlo simulator for black holes at the LHC. (English) Zbl 1196.83004

Summary: We present a new Fortran Monte Carlo generator to simulate black hole events at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. The generator interfaces to the PYTHIA Monte Carlo fragmentation code. The physics of the BH generator includes, but not limited to, inelasticity effects, exact field emissivities, corrections to semiclassical black hole evaporation and gravitational energy loss at formation. These features are essential to realistically reconstruct the detector response and test different models of black hole formation and decay at the LHC.


83-04 Software, source code, etc. for problems pertaining to relativity and gravitational theory
83C57 Black holes
65C05 Monte Carlo methods


Catfish; PYTHIA
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