CheckMATE Tutorial @ MC4BSM, 2018
This tutorial will guide you through some practical examples to learn how CheckMATE works. We have chosen three toy models which you will consecutively analyze. In addition to CheckMATE, we will also run some other tools that are useful for collider phenomenology. For better understanding, we will also ask short questions to make sure that the tasks are well understood. It is important as CheckMATE can be used for a large class of different models and hence it is important when looking at particular examples why some features of a given model require a certain setup.
Along the way you will find the following three important icons:
The practical examples of this tutorial all relate to a virtual machine that has been set up for you. However, we encourage you to install CheckMATE on your computer following the Installation tutorial. You can find more information on the virtual machine here.
The machine runs Linux and you will need some standard commands to follow the tasks here:
Copying/Pasting can be done either by using right-click or the key shortcuts (Shift + Ctrl + C/V). Beware that there is an extra Shift here, as Ctrl + C kills the current process!
In Exercise 1 you will test a SUSY parameter point with CheckMATE. We will then have a quick look at the results.
In Exercise 2 we will compare five different modes for running CheckMATE. With these results we will then try to reproduce ATLAS exclusion line to see how reliable CheckMATE is in setting limits.
In Excersise 3 you will use your knowledge from the previous exercises to simulate events for the MC4BSM model (so you will know how to test in principle any model with CheckMATE)