Physics Lists and Validation tools: Workplan 2024

Ongoing activities

  • Physics Lists
    • Documentation of physics lists(~All)
    • Maintain physics constructors and physics lists, including support (~All)
    • Maintain the extensible physics list factory; keep it in alignment with the non-extensible version (Robert)
  • Physics List Validation Using Beam Simulation (Kihyeon, Soonwook, Kim)
  • Physics list for Intensity Frontier: monitoring, maintenance, and documentation.

  • Validation tools
    • Support for changing of model parameters (Hans, Julia, Krzysztof, Robert)
  • geant-val:
    • Release, candidate and reference tag testing for physics performance on Grid (Alberto, Dmitri, Lorenzo)
    • maintenance & further developments (Dmitri, Lorenzo)

Development Items

  • Physics Lists
    • Recommendation / Documentation of physics lists for specific use cases ( ~ All)
    • Documentation of physics lists examples ( Alex, in collaboration with documentation wg.)
    • Review of physics lists code
    • produce graphs showing overlap of models (currently done by hand), very useful as a simple graph for new users (missing MP)
    • Refine hypernuclei treatment for EM and hadronic physics in physics list (Vladimir)
    • Improve configuration of combined processed and models per region (Vladimir, Alberto)
    • Assist in studies to reorganize library structure and to allow for some parts of Geant4 code to be optional in building libraries. (Gunter)
  • Validation tools
    • geant-val (Dmitri, Lorenzo)
    • archive a dump of the Validation Database (VDB aka DoSSiER) in git
    • migration of the Validation Database (VDB aka DoSSiER) data to a to be determined database (Hans)
    • Expand user base for geant-val by teaching how to use validation framework (Lorenzo)
    • Interface tests 19, 47, 48, 75, 23 with geant-val (Julia, Lorenzo)
    • Optimization of tests most used in validation (Lorenzo, Dmitri, Summer Student)