Version 1.4.3 is a convenience and bugfix release of Sherpa. Please see the Changelog below for a complete summary of the changes. If you would like to be informed about patches and newer releases, please subscribe to our announcement mailing list.
The Sherpa package can be downloaded here:
In can also be accessed via svn through
A Manual is included in the Manual/ directory of the tarball. It is available in the HTML and INFO format and provides extensive documentation of all parameters. It can also be found online.
The main reference describing the physics of Sherpa is JHEP02 (2009) 007. Please cite this publication if you have used Sherpa for your studies. Additionally, each run will produce a file called Sherpa_References.tex which contains information about the modules used in this run and the corresponding publications which should be referred. If in doubt, please seek the advice of the Sherpa authors.
You can find a large collection of example setups for using SHERPA in various different colliders/processes in the Examples/ directory of the tarball. They are also described in the manual.
- Factorisation scale reliably stored in event record now
- The minimal invariant mass allowed for any pair of particles in the hard scattering can now be adjusted with the parameter INT_MINSIJ_FACTOR=1.e-12, which will be multiplied with E_CMS^2 to implement the numerical cut-off.
- Yukawa couplings in the Two-Higgs-Doublet-Model made more flexible