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Physics Lists and Validation tools: Workplan 2018

Ongoing activities

  • Physics Lists
    • Documentation of physics lists(~All)
    • Maintain physics contructors and physics lists, including support (~All)
    • Develop and maintain physics list level test (test23) and monitor model performance (Julia)
    • Physics List Validation Using Beam Simulation (Kihyeon, Soonwook)
  • Validation tools
    • Collecting and evaluate experimental datasets (Hans, Julia, Krzysztof, Robert, with input from others)
    • Support for changing of model parameters (Hans, Julia, Krzysztof, Robert)
  • Release, candidate and reference tag testing for physics performance on Grid (Alberto, Dmitri, Witold)
    • maintenance & developments for geant-val database and web interface (Dmitri)

Development Items

  • Physics Lists
    • Define MT cleanup strategy for builders and physics processes in MT mode (missing MP)
    • Recomendation / Documentation of physics lists for specific use cases ( ~ All)
    • Documentation of physics lists examples ( Alex, in collab. with documenation wg.)
    • complete automated physics list documentation and integrate in web documenation (Dennis, Alex, Gunter)
    • Physics lists factories
      • Evaulate the merging existing factory G4GenericPhysicsList and new G4alt::G4PhysListFactory (Robert H.)
      • Complete standalone PLFactory tests in test38 - (Robert H.)
    • Using test23, explore various compositions of physics lists and/or monitor performance of existing production or experimental physics lists, with focus to intersity frontier experiments, including beamline simulation projects (e.g. neutrino flux or Mu2e beamline) (Julia)
      • production of hadron from the first hadronic inelastic interaction 
      • analysis of secondary interactions (e.g. in the primary target) and benchmarking vs relevant thick target data once such data are explored and added 
    • Evaluate possibility to eliminate template mechanism in physics lists, implement if possible. (Gunter)
    • produce graphs showing overlap of models (currently done by hand), very useful as a simple graph for new users (missing MP)
    • Create set-up to run regression testing at process level (missing MPI)
  • Validation tools
    • DoSSiER Database and web application (Hans with feedback from collaborators)
      • allow for data exchange between databases at FNAL and CERN (Hans, Dmitri, Andrea)
      • enable SSO authentication ( Hans & Witold)
      • upload monthly grid results to DoSSiER (Dmitri, Witold)
      • extend set of experimental data used in validation (all...)
      • Complete automated upload of results to DoSSiER (Hans, Julia)
    • develop and maintain Artg4tk framework to study experimental observables (Hans)
    • Create a testing system to complete grid validation with non-calorimetric system(Andrea)