Janusz Martyniak (Imperial College London)
The Muon Ionization Cooling Experiment (MICE) has developed the MICE Analysis User Software (MAUS) to simulate and analyse experimental data. It serves as the primary codebase for the experiment, providing for offline batch simulation and reconstruction as well as online data quality checks . The software provides both traditional particle physics functionalities such as track reconstruction and particle identification, and accelerator physics functions such as calculating transfer matrices and emittances. The code is structured in a Map-Reduce framework to allow parallelization whether on a personal computer or in the control room. MAUS allows users to develop in either Python or C++ and provides APIs for both. Various software engineering practices from industry are also used to ensure correct and maintainable physics code, which include unit, functional and integration tests, continuous integration and load testing, code reviews, and distributed version control systems. The software framework and the simulation and reconstruction capabilities are described.
Durga Rajaram (IIT, Chicago)