CheckMATE (Check Models At Terascale Energies) is a program package which accepts simulated event files in many formats for any given model. The program then determines whether the model is excluded or not at 95% C.L. by comparing to many recent experimental analyses. Furthermore the program can calculate confidence limits and provide detailed information about signal regions of interest. It is simple to use and the program structure allows for easy extensions to upcoming LHC results in the future.
Authors: Daniel Dercks, Nishita Desai, Manuel Drees, Herbert Dreiner, Florian Domingo, Jong Soo Kim, Frederic Ponzca, Krzysztof Rolbiecki, Roberto Ruiz de Austri, Liangliang Shang, Jamie Tattersall, Simon Zeren Wang, Thorsten Weber, Yuanfang Yue
CheckMATE is built upon the tools and hard work of many people. If CheckMATE is used in your publication it is important that all of the following citations are included,
For analyses that use the MT2 family of kinematical discriminants,
For analyses that use the MCT family of kinematical discriminants,
Whenever CheckMATE is used all experimental analyses that were used to set limits in the study should be referenced.
In addition analyses are now being submitted to CheckMATE from all over the world (special thanks to Junjie Cao,
Liangliang Shang, Jin Min Yang and Yang Zhang for being the first). We now ask that users reference the original study that
these submitted analyses were published in. Details of the relevant analyses are given in both the validated and unvalidated
analyses lists linked on the left.