Useful References

Note: a log of update notes and installation instructions is kept in the README.TXT accompanying the distribution.

Note 2: for authors, the VINCIA Authors' Compendium contains a collection of useful formulae and derivations.

VINCIA

FLS17
Main reference for helicity-dependent initial-state showers and matrix-element corrections; VINCIA's MHV library.
N. Fischer, A. Lifson, P. Skands, arXiv:1708.01736
FP17
Main reference for iterated matrix-element corrections for strongly ordered showers; multi-leg merging with VINCIA.
N. Fischer, S. Prestel arXiv:1706.06218
FPRS16
Main reference for VINCIA for hadron colliders.
N. Fischer, S. Prestel, M. Ritzmann, P. Skands Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.11, 589
HLS13
Main reference for NLO corrections
L. Hartgring, E. Laenen, P. Skands, JHEP 1310 (2013) 127
LLS13
Main reference for helicity-dependent showers and helicity-based GKS matching
A.J. Larkoski, J.J. Lopez-Villarejo, P. Skands, Phys.Rev. D87 (2013) 054033
LVS11
Main reference for sector showers and sector-based GKS matching
J.J. Lopez-Villarejo, P. Skands, JHEP 1111 (2011) 150
GRS11
Main reference for mass corrections (showers involving non-relativistic particles)
A. Gehrmann-de Ridder, M. Ritzmann, P. Skands, Phys.Rev. D85 (2012) 014013
GKS11
Main reference for multiplicative (unitary) GKS matching, uncertainty bands, and runtime displays
W. Giele, D. Kosower, P. Skands, Phys.Rev. D84 (2011) 054003
GKS07
Main reference for the VINCIA antenna shower model
W. Giele, D. Kosower, P. Skands, Phys.Rev. D78 (2008) 014026.
SMS07
Main reference for PYTHIA 8
T. Sjöstrand, S. Mrenna, P. Skands, CPC178(2008)852

General Introductions to QCD and MC Generators

PZS12
Introduction to QCD (TASI 2012 summer school lectures, with emphasis on MC generators)
P. Skands, arXiv:1207.2389
MCN11
MCnet Review on General-Purpose Event Generators for LHC physics
MCnet Collaboration, arXiv:1101.2599

MADGRAPH

The interface to MADGRAPH (v4) relies on

Dipole-Antennae

The basic use of dipole-antennae as a dual description of QCD in the context of Shower Monte Carlos goes back to the Lund dipole, The type of antenna functions used by VINCIA are described in detail in

Other References

CMW91
S. Catani, G. Marchesini, B.R. Webber, Nucl.Phys. B349 (1991) 635-654