Particle physics phenomenology with Python 3: $e^- + \bar{\nu}_e \to e^- + \bar{\nu}_e$ scattering in the Fermi theory

I. Domínguez Jiménez, R. J. Hernández Pinto, D. F. Rentería-Estrada


In this work, we develop an algorithm in Python 3 to compute the theoretical prediction of the electron and electron anti-neutrino scattering cross section using two different numerical methods: {\it i)} Riemann sums and {\it ii)} Monte Carlo integration. We compare the precision among these two methods and the theoretical result. Finally, the theoretical prediction is compared with the result obtained with MadGraph 5 which is commonly used to provide theoretical predictions for the LHC. With this project, we would like to encourage students to use programming languages as a tool for the study of new physics.


High Energy Physics Phenomenology; New computational tools

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Revista Mexicana de Física E

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