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.

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
Main reference for iterated matrix-element corrections for strongly ordered showers; multi-leg merging with VINCIA.
N. Fischer, S. Prestel Eur.Phys.J. C77 (2017) no.9, 601
Main reference for evolution with biased kernels
S. Mrenna, P. Skands Phys.Rev. D94 (2016) no.7, 074005
Main reference for VINCIA for hadron colliders.
N. Fischer, S. Prestel, M. Ritzmann, P. Skands Eur.Phys.J. C76 (2016) no.11, 589
Main reference for PYTHIA 8.2
T. Sjöstrand et al., CPC191(2015)159
Main reference for NLO corrections
L. Hartgring, E. Laenen, P. Skands, JHEP 1310 (2013) 127
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
Main reference for sector showers and sector-based GKS matching
J.J. Lopez-Villarejo, P. Skands, JHEP 1111 (2011) 150
Main reference for mass corrections (showers involving non-relativistic particles)
A. Gehrmann-de Ridder, M. Ritzmann, P. Skands, Phys.Rev. D85 (2012) 014013
Main reference for multiplicative (unitary) GKS matching, uncertainty bands, and runtime displays
W. Giele, D. Kosower, P. Skands, Phys.Rev. D84 (2011) 054003
Main reference for the VINCIA antenna shower model
W. Giele, D. Kosower, P. Skands, Phys.Rev. D78 (2008) 014026.

General Introductions to QCD and MC Generators

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


The interface to MADGRAPH (v4) relies on


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

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