PYTHIA at Linear Colliders

Warning: this page was set up for the 1996 Linear Collider Workshop. It does not reflect the situation in 1998, when PYTHIA 6.1 is the preferred version. The structure of the main programs can be used to illustrate what to do in PYTHIA 6.1 also, however.

PYTHIA/JETSET is a general-purpose generator package for e+e-, ep and pp interactions. At a linear collider it could be used either for e+e-, e-gamma or gamma-gamma interactions.

Code and documentation

The following program code and documentation is available: Further information can be obtained via the PYTHIA webpage.

Sample main programs

The programs below are intended as simple examples of how to set up PYTHIA to generate some processes of interest for linear collider physics.

Torbjörn Sjöstrand (