MadGolem: automating NLO calculations for New Physics
With the LHC close to complete its 8 TeV run, the experimental searches have already started to probe the vast beyond-the-standard Model scenery. Providing next-to-leading order (NLO) predictions for the major new physics discovery channels is therefore a most pressing request to particle phenomenologists these days. MadGolem is a new computational tool that automates NLO calculations of generic 2->2 new physics processes in the MadGraph/Golem framework. In this contribution we concisely describe the structure and performance of the code, with particular focus on the generation of the renormalized one-loop amplitudes and the automatized subtraction of infrared and on-shell divergences. We briefly survey the many dedicated tests of all these aspects and outline some applications to LHC phenomenology.