Electron-ion collisions in Pythia 8


The Pythia 8 Monte Carlo event generator is the most popular one used in particle physics today; however, it does not support electron-ion collisions. It’s predecessor did, and porting that functionality to the modern Pythia would be of great use. This is especially true, since building an electron-ion collider is the main focus of the US nuclear physics community for the coming decades, and having access to the best possible Monte Carlo is critical for designing the detectors that will one day record data from its collisions.

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Working implementation of electron-ion collisions in Pythia 8.




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