Prof. Peter Z. Skands,

School of Physics and Astronomy
10 College Walk, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

My Teaching:

Year 3, S1: Classical Field Theory (PHS3201).
Year 3, S2: Relativity and Particle Physics (PHS3302).
Year 5, S1: Introduction to B Physics & Jets (PHS5020).
PhD Students: Video Lectures on QCD and Event Generators.

Student Projects (3rd Year / Honours / Masters / PhD):

Student Projects and Resources.
Description of My Research.
Examples of Past Student Projects.

My Research:

High-Energy Physics Theory / Phenomenology

  • Physics at the LHC and Future Colliders (FCC, CEPC)
  • Resonance Production & Decays: Top Quarks, Higgs and Z/W Bosons, Collider Signals for New Physics
  • Perturbative Phenomena: QCD, Parton Showers & Jets, Higher-Order Corrections, Coherence, QED & EW Corrections
  • Non-perturbative Phenomena: Fragmentation, Hadronization, Hadron Production & Decays, Lund Strings, Multiparton Interactions, Colour-Reconnection Effects, Strangeness and Collectivity in pp Collisions, ...
Computer Physics / Monte Carlo Event Generators
  • Event Generators: PYTHIA and VINCIA
  • Event-Generator Validation: MCPlots
  • Citizen Science: LHC@home
  • Markov-Chain and Monte-Carlo Algorithms
  • Optimization, Uncertainties, Tuning
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My Networks & Collaborations:

Spokesperson for the PYTHIA Collaboration
Leading the VINCIA Project
Science Project Leader for LHC@home-Test4Theory


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"Once, the cosmos was ruled by the wills and vanities of gods, and magic seemed to move the heavenly spheres. To the rational and sane of enlightened societies, these tales are little more than colourful myths; but to the inquisitive mind, the universe appears still so enigmatic and full of the mysteries that breathed life and beauty into our earliest imaginations. And despite the limits of our Earthly minds, we still seek to grasp the nature of that which brought us forth."
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